For the Troy Daily News
TROY — Prominent African-American speaker, K. Carl Smith, will discuss “Frederick Douglass’ Rise from Slavery to Prosperity: The Importance of a Free and Prosperous America” on Wednesday, Sept. 13, at 7 p.m. at the Lincoln Community Center, 110 Ash St., Troy.
Admission is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
As an expert on Frederick Douglass, Smith will present the inspiring story of abolitionist, statesman, author, orator, and ex-slave Frederick Douglass. Attendees will learn how Frederick Douglass overcame slavery through education, a disciplined work ethic, land-ownership to create wealth, starting his own business, and using photography to remove cultural barriers. Frederick Douglass rose from slavery to prosperity and a position of eminence, becoming an adviser to Presidents — the ultimate American Dream Story.
Describing himself as a “Frederick Douglass Republican” who loves his country, Smith is a former Army officer, graduate of Alabama A&M University, and an unyielding defender of the Constitution and Liberty. In 2011 Governor Robert Bentley appointed Smith to the Alabama Amistad Commission and the Affordable Homeowners Insurance Commission.
Easily connecting with teens and millennials, Smith regularly receives standing ovations.
This event is hosted by the Lincoln Community Center and sponsored by Ohio Senator Bill Beagle, the Greater Dayton Women’s Republican Club, Miami County Republican Womens’s Club, and Miami County Liberty.