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Release Date: Friday, May 24, 2013 4:00 PM
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Howard Memorial Service to Celebrate Life of Actor and Professor Al Freeman, Jr.

Al Freeman Jnr
Albert C. Freeman, Jr.,

WASHINGTON (September 4, 2012) – Howard University will celebrate the life of Professor Albert C. Freeman, Jr., television, film and stage actor and Howard faculty member, at 6 p.m. on Monday, September 10, during a memorial service devoted to his legacy.

Freeman joined the faculty of the Department of Theatre Arts in 1991, where he molded the talent of the next generation of performers and artists. Through the years, Freeman amassed an impressive list of performance credits in theater, cinema and television. He was the first black actor to receive a Daytime Emmy, which he won for his role as Captain Ed Hall on the daytime drama “One Life To Live.” He is also broadly known for his evocative portrayal of Elijah Muhammad in “MALCOM X."

WHAT:          “Special Tribute to a True Legend”
                      Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Professor Albert C. Freeman, Jr.

WHEN:          Monday, September 10, 2012, 6 p.m.
WHERE:        Cramton Auditorium, Howard University’s main campus
                      2455 Sixth St., NW, Washington, D.C. 20059 


Founded in 1867, Howard University is a private, research university that is comprised of 13 schools and colleges. Students pursue studies in more than 120 areas leading to undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. Since 1998, the University has produced two Rhodes Scholars, two Truman Scholars, a Marshall Scholar, 30 Fulbright Scholars and 11 Pickering Fellows. Howard also produces more on campus African-American Ph.D. recipients than any other university in the United States. For more information on Howard University, call 202-238-2330, or visit the University's Web site at

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