The Sullivan County Historical Society Presents
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! Critically acclaimed new play “LION OF ANACOSTIA: The Final Interview of Frederick Douglass” will be presented as a reading at the Sullivan County Museum in Hurleyville on Sunday July 2nd at 2pm. The play premiered in Monticello during Black History month in Feb 2017 and was well received as a reading at the Crawford Library in Monticello. The Sullivan County Historical Society has scheduled a repeat performance to coincide with Douglass’ famous “Fourth of July” oration of 1852.
This story explores the unique friendship of two Historical Legends: Frederick Douglass and activist Susan B. Anthony from the Abolition Era before the Civil War and through the Women’s Suffragette Movement of the late 19th Century. In addition, it explores the life of Frederick Douglass, his rise from slavery to statesman and his unique bond with historical figures of his time especially John Brown and Abraham Lincoln.
May 26, 1926 - October 14, 2016
The son of the late Harry Herbert and Ethel May Thomson Dampman, he was born May 26, 1926 in Summit, NJ.
Allan proudly served Our Country in the US Navy during World War II; he was a member of the Youngsville Reformed Church; and enjoyed his work with the Sullivan County Historical Society. He had worked at the college for over 21 years before he retired.
Survivors include his sister, Margaret Edwards of North Carolina; one niece, Elizabeth Brett and her husband John of Port Chester, NY; and one nephew, Wayne Allen of San Francisco, CA.
Visitation will be Monday, October 17, 2016 from 2 to 3 p.m. in the Harris Funeral Home, West St. at Buckley Liberty, NY.
Funeral services will be Monday, October 17, 2016 at 3 PM in the funeral home. Burial will be private in the Sullivan County Veteran's Cemetery, Liberty, NY.
Memorial contributions in Allan's name may be made to the Sullivan County Historical Society, PO Box 247, Hurleyville, NY 12747.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Harris Funeral Home West Street at Buckley, Liberty, NY. 845-292-0001 or 845-439-5200 www.Harris-FH.com