Singer/songwriter/poet John Perrault, who is originally from Maine, will raise the voices of Abraham Lincoln and freedom warriors Frederick Douglass and Elizabeth Cady Stanton Tuesday, April 22, at the Rumford Public Library. He will present a free program, “Abe Lincoln Walks at Midnight – Singing the Promise of the Declaration: Abolition and Women’s Suffrage,” beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the public room. Perrault will explore the ties these three figures had to Thomas Jefferson; the tension that developed between the Abolition and Women’s Suffrage movements; and the prospect for resolution as the country broadened its vision and amended its Constitution. He spices up the program with a well-seasoned guitar, singing his original ballads about these three great Americans.


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