SOURCE: LeCount Holmes, Jr.

February 19, 2007 17:15 ET

Ypsi, MI Actor LeCount Holmes to Recreate Frederick Douglass in Honor of Black History Month at Penn State Campuses, 2-20 to 2-27

MCKEESPORT, PA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 19, 2007 -- Ypsilanti, MI based actor LeCount Holmes, Jr.,will deliver a one man show on Frederick Douglass, abolitionist and author, "The Man," in honor of Black History month at the Penn State campuses at McKeesport, Shenango, Dubois, Altoona, York, Wilkes-Barre and Harrisburg from February 20, 2007 to Feb. 27, 2007.

Holmes and his one man show will recreate the life of Douglass from slavery to freedom to activism, using his own words to tell the story of equality for all. In historic costume, Holmes will embody the many messages of Douglass including the power of reading, which Douglass learned from his master's wife when it was against the law for Negroes to read.

Holmes, a native of Washington, DC also has re-created his portrayal of Douglass around the country and London. He also is a motivational speaker and trainer for colleges and companies such as AT&T, national Dental Associations and others.

Early on in his entrepreneurial career, Holmes operated a Singing Telegram Business, and was hired to deliver a Singing Telegram to Media Personality Oprah Winfrey, and Nobel Peace Prize Winner for Physics Leon Letterman.

The Frederick Douglass Presentation by Holmes schedule at Penn State Campuses is as follows:

--  8 pm, Tuesday, February 20th, Penn State McKeesport, Student Community
    Center, Ostermayer Room
--  Noon, Wednesday, February 21, Penn State Shenango Campus
--  7 pm, Wednesday, February 21, Penn State Dubois, Hiller Auditorium
--  8 pm, Thursday, February 22, Penn State Altoona, Slep Student Center,
    TV Lounge
--  Noon, Friday, February 23, Penn State York, Joe and Rosie Ruhl
    Community Center, Community Room
--  Noon, Monday, February 26, Penn State Wilkes-Barre, Hayfield House,
    Room 105
--  Noon, Tuesday, February 27, Penn State Harrisburg, Gallery Lounge
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    Ann Arbor, MI 48104

    Ron Hingst