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GCC celebrates black history month with Douglass impersonator


March 2, 2022

Charity Smith / Daily Globe

GCC PRESIDENT George McNulty, left, looks on as board member Sue Beals, from right, and her daughter Heather Nyman, speak with Steve Cole after his performance as the 19th-century abolitionist Frederick Douglass in the Lindquist Student Conference Center gymnasium on Monday morning.


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IRONWOOD - Gogebic Community College, in collaboration with the Ironwood Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Group, celebrated Black History Month with a powerful and passionate performance by Frederick Douglass impersonator Steve Cole on Monday, that left at least one student in tears.

Douglass was a former slave that escaped slavery and later bought his freedom for $712. He is remembered as a prominent abolitionist and journalist.

Cole recited a Douglass speech condeming slavery and racism, while in character as Douglass to a small audience at the L...

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