Paul D. Camp Community College’s Literary Club Sponsors Portrayal of Frederick Douglass during Black History Month

Nathan RichardsonAccomplished performance poet, published author and Suffolk native Nathan Richardson will be featured during the Paul D. Camp Community College Literary Club’s Black History Month celebration. Richardson will portray Frederick Douglass, well-known writer, orator and abolitionist.
There will be two performances on Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015.

  • 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in room 104 at the Hobbs Suffolk Campus, 271 Kenyon Road
  • 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. in the Technology Theater at the PDCCC Regional Workforce Development Center, 100 North College Drive, Franklin.

“This is a great way to bring our community and our students together to learn about this remarkable man as part of our history, and to honor Black History Month,” said Assistant Professor of English and PDCCC Literary Club Advisor Ronette Jacobs. “Douglass escaped from slavery and joined the abolitionist movement. He was known for his eloquent speeches and articulate writing.”
The author of “Likeness of Being,” and the new “Chapbook Twenty One Imaginary T-Shirts,” Richardson’s poetry has been commissioned to accent major art exhibits at the Delaware Museum of Art the New Mexico Holocaust Museum. He is the resident teaching artist for the Artistic Verses Creative Writing Program sponsored by Newport News Public High Schools and the Peninsula fine Arts Center.
Richardson is the creative writing instructor for Camp Rise Summer Arts Program, which was one of only 12 summer arts programs in the country awarded the 2012 National Arts & Humanities Youth Program Award. He is organizer and host of the Poetry, Prose & Pizza Open Mic Series that is now syndicated in Chesapeake, Suffolk and Prince George.
For more information about these events recognizing Black History Month, contact Jacobs, 925-6331 or