Str8 Up Frederick Douglass in Rhythm, Rap, and Jazz Indiana State Museum


Friday Performances: April 28, May 5, June 23, July 21, Sept. 22, Oct. 27, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.Saturday Performance: Aug. 26, 3 – 4 p.m.Indiana State Museum

Str8 Up Frederick Douglass in Rhythm, Rap, and Jazz is a hip-hop exploration of the life and legacy of this prophet and freedom fighter. Featuring original content, music and dance inspired by his words and determination, six artists, under the direction of Founder and Artistic Director Deborah Asante with the Asante Art Institute of Indianapolis, use their creativity to campaign for a brighter future for all. This experience is recommended for ages 8+. Performances take place in the museum’s auditorium.

After the performance, visit the exhibit Influencing Lincoln, the Pursuit of Black Freedom, celebrating the unsung heroes of the Black community – connected through church, business, family, military, education and politics – who influenced Lincoln and helped pave their path to freedom.  Price: $2/