Immersive exhibit brings the words and images of Frederick Douglass to life

Isaac Julien: Lessons of the Hour—Frederick Douglass, a new exhibit at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.
(Credit: Mallory Noe-Payne)

Abolitionist Frederick Douglass was known for his captivating physical presence and compelling public speaking. He was the most photographed person of the 19th century. 

Now an immersive exhibit at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts uses actors, screens, and sounds to bring his presence to the 21st century.

Mallory Noe-Payne got a sneak peek and filed this report.

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