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Nathan's Clients & Reviews 









  • 250 Anniversary of the Boston Tea Party (Faneuil Hall) Boston, MA 

  • 1619 -2019 Commemoration 400 First Africans Landing, Fort Monore, VA

  • 101st  / 103rd ASALH Convention, Richmond, VA

  • The Little River Poetry Festival, Floyd, VA

  • Blair County African American Heritage Festival, Altoona, PA

  • American Evolution - Faith Journeys in the Black Experience Conf.  @ VUU

  • The Silver Lake Experience, Buffalo, NY 

  • The One Love Festival - Va Weslyan College

  • 2018 Irish Arts and Writers Festival, Los Gatos, CA

  • 2018 Kunta Kinte Heritage Festival - Annapolis, MD

  • Brave New Voices International Poetry Festival

  • The Christopher Newport University Writers Conference

  • York Hall Lecture Series, Yorktown, VA 

  • 2015 William Carroll Literary Festival - Norfolk State University

  • Eastern Shore Historical Society

  • Connecticut Freedom Trail / Amistad Heritage Organization

  • Boys & Girls Club - Southeast Region

  • 2010 Hampton Roads Writer's Conference

  •  James River Writer's Conference - 2008 / 2010

  • 2018 Emancipation Day Concert - Washington, DC

  • 12 Annual Chesapeake Waterways Heritage Festival

  • UMOJA - Portsmouth Colored Community Library (2017 /2018 /2019/2022)

  • Fuse Fest Community Day, Norfolk, VA (TWP-The Movement) 2016 / 2017/2021

  • Africana Festival - Va Beach, VA - 2013 / 2014 / 2015

  • The Staunton African American Heritage Festival - 2006 /2007 / 2010 / 2015


  • Williamsburg Regional Library Theater - Williamsburg, VA

  • Richmond Central Library, Richmond, VA 

  • The Congressional School, Fairfax, VA

  • Mount Harmony Elementary School, Owings, MD

  • Del Coligeo Jorge Washington, Cartegenas, Columbia

  • Rochester Hills Library, Detriot, MI

  • Lakeland High School, Suffolk, VA 

  • Landstown High School, Virginia Beach, VA 

  • Chesapeake Homeschool Co-operative, Chesapeake, VA 

  • St. Pius X Catholic School, Norfolk, VA 

  • Elijah House School, Richmond, VA 

  • Pasquotank High School, Elizabeth City, NC

  • Newport New Public Schools (K-12), NPN, VA 

  • James M. Duncan Jr. Library,  Alexandria, VA

  • The Langley School - McLean, VA

  • Chesapeake Public Library System

  • Virginia Beach Public Library System

  • Richmond Public Library System

  • Appomattox Public Library System

  • Suffolk Public Library System

  • Portsmouth Public Library System

  • The Renaissance Academy - Va Beach, VA

  • Atlanta Public Schools (K-12) , Atlanta, GA

  • Charles E. Beatley Library, Alexandria, VA 

  • P. D. Brown Branch Library, Waldorf, MD 

  • Main Library, Newport News, VA 

  • Nansemond Suffolk Academy - Upper School

  • Central Library - Richmond, VA

  • Chesterfield County Library System, Chesterfield, VA 

  • Prince William County Public Schools

  • King & Queen County High  School

  • Suffolk Literacy Council - Suffolk, VA

  • Newsome Park Elementary School

  • Oceana NAS Youth Summer Camp

  • Tanners Creek Elementary School

  • Mountain Ridge High School, Frostburg, MD

  • King George Elementary School - King George, VA

  • Stonewall Jackson Middle School, Mechanicsville, VA 

  • Hanover Courthouse, Hanover VA
  • Barry Robinson Center for Arts - Va Beach, VA

  • Coronado Middle School for Girls

  • The MLK Memorial Library - Washington, DC

  • Rising Star Baptist Church - Suffolk, VA 

  • Christian Home Baptist Church - Suffolk, VA 

  • Winchester Academy - Winchester, VA

  • The Governor's School of the Arts, Petersburg, VA 

  • Perquimans Public Library, Perquimans, NC

  • Reinsch Library Auditorium, Marymount University, MD

  • The Mariners Museum - Newport News, VA

  • Westhaven Elementary School - Portsmouth, VA

  • South Norfolk Library, Chesapeake, VA 

  • Frederick Douglass Library/Community Ctr., Rochester, NY

  • Tallwood High School, Va Beach, VA

  • Stonewall Jackson Middle School, Richmond, VA

  • Westend Elementary School, Smithfield, VA

  • The Spratley Gifted Center, Hampton, VA

  • Indian Creek Corrections Center, Chesapeake, VA

  • Manteo & First Flight Middle Schools - Outerbanks, NC

  • Granby High School - Norfolk, VA

  • The PACE Center - Senior Day Care

  • First Colonial Inn - Senior Assisted  Living 


  • American Civil War Museum (Richmond & Appomattox)

  • The Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, Virginia 

  • Zieder's American Dream Theater, Va Beach, VA 

  • The Prizery Theater, South Boston, VA 

  • Museum of the Albemarle, Elizabeth, NC

  • Virginia Museum of Cultural Arts, Richmond, VA

  • The Smokestack Theater, Danville, VA 

  • Tryon Palace, New Bern, NC 

  • Virginia MOCA, Virginia Beach, VA 

  • Bartlett Performing Arts Center, Bartlett, TN (2018 & 2019) 

  • The June Bug Theater, Floyd, VA

  • The REX Theater, Galax, VA

  • Hampton History Museum, Hampton, VA

  • Cleveland History Center, Cleveland, OH 

  • The Downing Gross Cultural Arts Center

  • The Frederick Douglass - Isaac Myers Museum, Baltimore, MD

  • The Newsome House Museum - Newport News, VA

  • Orange County Arts Commission, Orange County, NC

  • The Mariners Museum, Newport News, VA

  • Fort Monroe Theater,  Hampton, VA 

  • The Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts

  • The Delaware Museum of Art - Wilmington, DE

  • Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Hagerstown, MD

  • The Crispus Attucks Theater - Norfolk, VA

  • Peninsula Fine Arts Center (PFAC) - Artistic Verses 2010 -2019

  • Louisa Cultural Arts Center, Louisa, VA

  • The Children's Museum of Virginia, Portsmouth, VA - 2017 / 2018

  • HEROES Community Center - Philadelphia, PA


  • Gregory Congregational Church, Wilmington, NC 

  • Mineral  Springs Baptist Church, Whalelyville, VA 

  • St Johns AME Church, Portsmouth, VA 

  • McMillian Ministries, Galax, VA

  • St. Peter's Lutheran Church - Philadelphia, PA 

  • City of Praise Fellowship Church, Powellsville, NC 

  • Bethlehem Christian Church, Suffolk, VA

  • The Louisa Christian Men's Reconciliation Group 

  • First Baptist Manassas, Manassas, VA

  • First Church of Christ - Hartford, CT

  • East End Baptist Church - Suffolk, VA

  • Rising Sun Baptist Church, Louisa, VA 

  • Bon Air Presbyterian Church, Richmond, VA

  • Cultural Roots Homeschool Co-op - Richmond, VA

  • Chapel Grove United Church of Christ , Windsor, VA

  • Piney Grove Baptist Church, Suffolk, VA

  • Frederick Douglass - Issac Myers Maritime Museum

  • The Edenton United Methodist Reconciliation Group

  • Metropolitan Baptist Church, Suffolk, VA

  • 3rd Baptist Church, Hampton, VA 

  • Living Water Sanctuary, Va Beach, Va

  • Coronado/Inglenook Civic League - Christmas Celebration

  • Greater Orlando Baptist Church, Suffolk, VA 

  • Chesapeake Bay Academy - Va Beach, VA

  • Mt. Ararat Christian Church, Suffolk, VA

  • Norfolk Juvenile Detention Center

  • Michigan Banner News Paper - Saginaw, MI

  • The U.S. Poverty Project - Norfolk Chapter

  • Fruits and Roots Wine Tour, Va Beach, VA

  • NACCP - Va Beach Branch

  • Richmond Young Writer's Summer Camp

  • The James River Writer's Show - Firehouse Theater, Richmond, VA

  • Kingdom Empowerment Worship Center, Chesapeake, VA

  • Virginia Stage Company - "The Line - Art for Social Change"

  • African Arrival Day - (1619 Project Inc.) Fort Monroe, VA (2016)

  • Newby Family Reunion, Nike Park, Carrollton, VA

  • Itoa Phi Lambda Sorority Inc. - Norfolk, VA

  • Suffolk Publications

  • Faith Temple Baptist Church, Suffolk, VA 

  • Pulaski Baptist Church, Carrsville, VA 

  • The Dodson Scholars, Norview High School

  • Bethel Temple Bible College, Hampton, VA 

  • The Sullivan / Bright Wedding

  • The Richardson / Mizzell Wedding

  • The Young / Ho Wedding - Toronto, CA

  • The Green / Blizzard Wedding

  • WGNT TV Channel 27 - The Morning Show

  • The Yorktown Civic League - Yorktown, VA

  • The Rose Program (Women's Empowerment)

  • The SMART Set, Suffolk Chapter

  • 6th Mount Zion Church - Newport News, VA 

  • African Mahogany Readers Club

  • Community Capacity Buiders Inc

  • Second Calvary Baptist Church - Norfolk, VA

  • Suffolk Parks and Recreations Department

  • The Venue on 35th Street - Norfolk, VA

  • She' Matters G. I. R. L. S. Inc.

  • The House of Consciouness - Norfolk, VA

  • The Christ Factor - Nelson Marrero

  • The Mic Fiend Cafe - GodChild the Omen

  • ARTS are WILD Literally - The Norfolk Zoo

  • The Coffee House Reading - Williamsburg, VA

  • The Doris Miller Community Center - Newport News, VA

  • The Hampton Roads AFRAM Festival - 2003 - 2006

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 THANK YOU AMERICAN CRUISE LINES (Small Ship Historic Cruises)


Hey Laddie! I wanted to let you know the AMAZING compliments that guests were giving Nathan. Before his performance he sat down with my guest speaker and talked and he enjoyed that a lot. In particular, I had a guest say that out of all their 30+ cruises (on ACL and other big companies) and all the presentations and performances they’ve seen, they thoroughly believe that Nathan’s is the best! They mentioned he did Frederick very well and personified him exactly how they could imagine him being. Also mentioned his wealth of knowledge of Frederick and the time periods. All that attended were impressed. “.


~ Anyssa Smith: ACL Cruise Director - relaying testimonials from the passengers cruising on the American Independence to my Agent Laddie Dwyer - President at A Unique Entertainment Inc.


PHOTO ABOVE: Nathan M. Richardson aka Frederick Douglass preparing to board the American Independence (L) docked at Yorktown, Virginia. Nathan also performed on the American Constitution (R) two days earlier when that ship was docked in Norfolk, Va  

Douglass B & W Headshot

"...As the students say "Thank you Mr. Douglass" Let me say you breath of knowledge and recall of your deepest memories is simply incredible! Please come back to Rochester...."


Paige Sloan, Professor of History, University of Rochester 

Students from CAMPRISE at the Attucks
"...Amazing!  Amazing! I have received rave reviews about your portrayal of Frederick Douglass.   People who attended have been sharing their feedback about their experience. You are truly a talented man with amazing gifts!  Keep being who you have been destine to be.  You inspire many... "

Ronette Jacobs, Assistant Professor of English - Paul D. Camp Community College 


Nathan with TCC Literary Fest

"Thank you very much for visiting our class yesterday. I think the students got a lot out of your presentation and advice. In fact, I'm sure you'll see some of them at your own workshops. I can think of several ways to present this to our African Studies and English Departments to get funding for a semi-regular workshop here."


Hermine  Pinson - Prof.  The College William & Mary 


"...I was astonished by the attendance and the artistry at Poetry, Prose and Pizza. Great time with wonderful members of the community...."


JANICE ROWLEY, Volunteer Services Coordinator, Appomattox Regional Library System


"... I got to hear one my favorite poets, Nathan Richardson  recite/sing one of my favorites of his. (Baptism) The poem he performed was one I first heard back in 2008 and has stuck like a burr ever since. It gives me goose bumps and moves me to tears...


Heather Barlow, Patron at Poetry, Prose & Pizza Open Mic

Poets from Poetry Prose & Pizza
Douglass with Artist of the First Wave

 "If any of my friends ever have the opportunity to go hear Nathan Richardson do his reenactment of Frederick Douglass, GO!!!! It was GREAT enjoyed every second and can not wait for the next one. 

 ~ Stormy Butts  (Audience member Perquimans Library, NC)

"...Galatians is still buzzing and celebrating you as Frederick Douglass. We were truly blessed by your gift and passion.  And we enjoyed the fellowship as well...."


Pastor Madeline Beard - Galatians United Church of God in Christ, Suffolk, VA 

Nathan with Hope Whitby & others

"Terrifically moving performance!" ~ Traycie West Pinkoski / "I can't stop talking about how great this was!" ~ Sarah Sherman-VanDeventer / "Seeing him engage with the history and the audience was simply amazing. It was quite a privilege to witness history come alive." ~ Heather Barlow


(Testimonials from Daughters of the American Revolution)

Nathan with Virginia Poet Laureate
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