The Dempsey Gunnels Scholarship Foundation will present a special Chautauqua-style historical presentation in Greenville on August 4, 2012. Noted historical performer Charles Everett Pace will appear as Frederick Douglass in the presentation of “Frederick Douglass: His Personal and Professional Relationship with President Abraham Lincoln.” The event is free and open to the public. SC Humanities supported this program with a Mini Grant.
The Dempsey Gunnels Scholarship Foundation is a family foundation established by the descendants of Dempsey Gunnels, a former slave born in Greenville, SC in 1832. Though his descendants are now scattered around the United States, they will be holding a special reunion in Greenville in August to honor Gunnels and have coordinated the Chautauqua presentation of Charles Everett Pace to give back to the Greenville community. The Dempsey Gunnels Scholarship Foundation also makes scholarships available to students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities in South Carolina. For more information about the Dempsey Gunnels Scholarship Foundation, contact Director Pamela Shannon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The performance of “Frederick Douglass: His Personal and Professional Relationship with President Abraham Lincoln” will take place on August 4, 2012, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. at the Centre Stage Theater located at 501 River Street, Greenville, SC 29601. The event is free and open to the public. Charles Everett Pace is considered one of the best Chautauqua performers in the country, and his interpretation of Frederick Douglass is widely acclaimed.
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