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Due to Covid concerns, Jefferson and Douglass, A Conversation is being rescheduled for April 30, 2022.
Tickets purchased for the event will automatically be honored on the new date. For questions about your tickets, please call the Academy Center of the Arts Box Office at 434-846-8499.
Experience a conversation that transcends time—and American history—as you witness an imagined conversation between Thomas Jefferson and Frederick Douglass, the 19th-century American abolitionist, author, editor and diplomat. Although Jefferson (1743-1826) and Douglass (1818-1895) lived during different eras in time, the issues of slavery and “justice for all” confronted them both, albeit differently. Join Poplar Forest at the Academy Center of the Arts in Lynchburg for an exclusive presentation of Conversations presented by actors Bill Barker as Thomas Jefferson and Fred Morsell as Frederick Douglass. Tickets for the performance followed by a reception are $38 for adults, $20 for students (must show ID) plus taxes and fees.