DeLand Museum performances to focus on Douglass

John Anderson
John Anderson is shown dressed as Frederick Douglass.

The African American Museum of the Arts of DeLand will present John Anderson in Frederick Douglass, His Life and Times’’ in two performances on Feb. 28.

The performances will be at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. at the Museum of Arts and Sciences, 352 S. Nova Road, Daytona Beach. Adult admission is $15 for the evening program and $10 for the matinee. All student tickets are $7.

Anderson, a 1973 graduate of Mainland High School, received Bachelor of Science degrees in chemistry and music therapy at Florida State University.

He retired from the Florida Department of Agriculture as a chemist after 27 years.

Anderson began quoting speeches by Douglass in 2003. He performed in a scene in the documentary “Filling the Gap,’’ nominated for the NAACP Image Award in 2011.

He also performs annually in February at the Re-enactment of the Civil War Battle of Olustee and in March at the re-enactment of the Battle at Natural Bridge near Tallahassee.

Stories by the Voices of Pride Re-enactors, directed by storyteller Mary Fears, also will be featured at the Feb. 28 shows.

For tickets, call 386-7364004 or 3867171773.

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