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GCC celebrates black history month with Douglass impersonator


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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 Lindq...