Music & Videos

Songs

The below tracks are excerpts from American Prophet: Frederick Douglass In His Own Words. Several were recorded live during a presentation at the Apollo Theater (November 2019) or a reading in NYC (November 2021). They reflect the brilliant work of Music Director, Joseph Joubert, as he shaped arrangements.

We Need A Fire (Live at Apollo Theater, 2019)Marcus Hummon
00:00 / 01:28
If I Were Your Mother (Live at Apollo Theater, 2019)Marcus Hummon
00:00 / 01:04
Mr. President (Live at NYC reading, 2021)Marcus Hummon
00:00 / 01:16
Hands (Live at Apollo Theater, 2019)Marcus Hummon
00:00 / 01:12
What Does Freedom Look Like? (Live at NYC reading, 2021)Marcus Hummon
00:00 / 01:19
Aint No Freedom (Live at Apollo Theater, 2019)Marcus Hummon
00:00 / 00:51
I Love A ManMarcus Hummon
00:00 / 01:38
Fondly Do We HopeMarcus Hummon
00:00 / 01:53

Music Videos

Music videos are released through Arena Stage, each tied to some significant date in Douglass’ life.

Let the Storm Come

Released September 15 in honor of Frederick and Anna Douglass’ wedding anniversary.

Interviews

Ken Morris

Frederick Douglass' great-great-great-grandson and founder of Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives.

Charles Randolph-Wright & Marcus Hummon

Interview with Charles Randolph-Wright, American Prophet's Co-writer/Director and Marcus Hummon, American Prophet's Co-writer/Composer.

Cornelius Smith Jr.

Interview with actor Cornelius Smith Jr. who plays Frederick Douglass in American Prophet.