Frederick Douglas and Josephine Baker were at the Tubman African American Museum in Macon Monday.
Well, in spirit at least. Douglas and Baker were among the figures from black history portrayed by actors, and at least one descendant, for the Tubman’s Living History Tours People of the Past and Present. Ella Fitzgerald and Rosa Parks were also represented.
Tonya Parker portrayed Josephine Baker, the American born French dancer who refused to perform for segregated American audiences. Parker related some of Baker’s journey from St. Louis to Paris for the 50 or so people in the tour. “The tours bridge the past to the present and pave the way for the future,” Parker said.
The Tubman Museum will be holding another living history tour Sunday, February 23 at 3 pm.