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Linfield University: Darius Wallace Performs Frederick Douglass
April 11, 2022
On April 11, 2022, the Frederick Douglass Forum on Law, Rights, and Justice at Linfield University will be hosting acclaimed stage actor Darius Wallace for his portrayal of Frederick Douglass. Mr. Wallace performs one man shows in which he plays Frederick Douglass and Martin Luther King Jr., and many other important figures in black history. He will be sharing his Frederick Douglass performance with the campus community.
Monday, April 11, 2022
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Darius Wallace is an actor, director, teacher, speaker and solo performer. A native of Flint Michigan, he got his start at the Flint Youth Theater as a company member performing many children shows which toured around the country. He was educated at Interlocen Arts Academy and continued his study of the art of acting at SUNY Purchase State University of NY. He has performed with the Michigan Shakespeare festival as Caleban in “The Tempest”, as well as with the Tennessee Shakespeare company as a founding company member. There he has played such roles as Friar Lawrence in “Romeo and Juliet”, Senior Gremio in “Taming of the Shrew”, Oberon in “A Midsummer Nights Dream” and King Hamlet in “Hamlet.”
Mr. Wallace has performed solo works for 23 years for schools, colleges and universities around the country. His most popular show, “Self Made Man: The Frederick Douglass Story,” made its debut Off-Broadway to rave reviews at the Arc Light theater in 2015 and was nominated for an Audelco Award for best solo performer. He has also appeared on ABC’s Nashville and in movies such as “Nothing But The Truth.”
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The central aim of the Frederick Douglass Forum on Law, Rights, and Justice at Linfield University is to promote reflection, discussion and debate about the rule of law, individual rights and competing conceptions of justice. The forum seeks to achieve this aim through an interdisciplinary major and minor in law, rights and justice, student reading/discussion groups and a lecture, debate and conference series.
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