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 Monday, September 11, 2017 at 7:00 p.m., University of Dayton, Kennedy Union Ballroom. Admission is free and open to the public. Refreshments served.
As an expert on Frederick Douglass, K. Carl 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, K. Carl 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 University of Dayton College Republicans and sponsored by the Greater Dayton Women’s Republican Club, Ohio Representative Niraj Antani, Ohio Representative Jim Butler, Joshua Christian Ministries, and Mr. Harry Bossey.