SRU offers 60-second Frederick Douglass lectures

Frederic Douglass (1818-1895)

Frederic Douglass (1818-1895) is the inspiration behind Slippery Rock University’s “Sixty Seconds Lectures” program at 4 p.m., April 28, in the Smith Student Center Theater.

April 14, 2016

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University students, faculty and staff will present one-minute talks on a variety of topics during SRU's annual "Frederick Douglass Sixty Second Lectures" at 4 p.m., April 28, in the Smith Student Center. The event is part of SRU's 15th annual Kaleidoscope Arts Festival.

Kaleidoscope Arts Festival logo

The program gives participants one minute to speak on a topic inspired by Douglass (1818-1895), the former slave, orator and statesman.

Speakers will cover topics in art, dance, history, English, political science, public health, modern languages, anthropology, geography, physics and other disciplines.

Christophas Walker, SRU assistant professor of public health and social work, leads the program.

The Frederick Douglass Institute and the Kaleidoscope Arts Festival are co-sponsoring the event.

Kaleidoscope, SRU's 15th annual arts festival, runs from April 14-28. This year the festival will feature 28 dance, theatre, music, literary and visual arts events. Children's Day will be offered from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., April 23, at the Robert A. Macoskey Center for Sustainable Systems Education and Research. Programs will include earth-friendly activities.


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