Tea with Frederick Douglass and A Life in Three Dresses: The Story of Elizabeth Keckley


Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion and Grounded Theatre Company want to bring live theatre to Philadelphia junior high and high schools. We have two one-act plays. Each play is about 35 minutes in length.

Tea with Frederick Douglass finds him trying out his famous speech “What to a Slave is the Fourth of July.”

A Life in Three Dresses tells the story of Elizabeth Keckley, born into slavery, whose brilliance saw her rise to the White House becoming the dressmaker and confidante to Mary Todd Lincoln.

For information email diane@ebenezermaxwellmansion.org or call 215-438-1861. We want to bring these compelling Black history theatre productions to your school.


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