Anthony Michael Hobbs to play Frederick Douglass

Seven year-old Baltimore actor Anthony Michael Hobbs will play a young Frederick Douglass in the PBS documentary ‘Abolitionist: The American Experience Series.

The PBS Special, “Abolitionist,” will air in conjunction with the 150 anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation (January 1, 1863) on January, 2013.

The documentary follows the lives of five abolitionists who fought for 30 years to end slavery: Frederick Douglass, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Angelina Grimke’, William Lloyd Garrison and John Brown.

Hobbs’ credits include DreamWorks’ “How To Train Your Dragon: Dragons and Dinosaurs” documentary. He can be seen on two PBS Kids Sprout Network segments (“Claritin Kids Allergy Medicine” and “Good Night Show: Star”) and stars in “SkWids,” an on-line Internet show, and is also featured on the national classroom program called KinderRhyme.

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