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Jefferson & Douglass, A Conversation

April 30 from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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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, VA, for an exclusive presentation of Conversations presented by actors Bill Barker as Thomas Jefferson and Fred Morsell as Frederick Douglass. Tickets for the performance including a catered charcuterie box from Purple Door Catering are $38 for adults, $20 for students (must show ID) plus taxes and fees. A cash bar will be available through the Academy Center of the Arts concession stand. Tickets must be purchased through the Academy Center of the Arts website or by calling their box office at (434) 846-8499.

Tickets From 2021 Event

Tickets purchased for the Jefferson & Douglass event on September 25, 2021 will automatically be honored on our new April date. For questions about your tickets, please call the Academy Center of the Arts Box Office at 434-846-8499.


April 30
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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