Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass (1818-1895), African American abolitionist, writer and statesman, ca 1870s

The Freedom Project Presents David Blight

The Life and Times of Frederick Douglass
Mar 15, 6 PM
Library Lecture Room
All events are free and open to the public

David W. Blight is the Class of 1954 Professor of American history and director of the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at Yale University. He is the author of A Slave No More: Two Men Who Escaped to Freedom; Race and Reunion: The Civil War in American Memory (for which he received the Bancroft, Abraham Lincoln, and Frederick Douglass prizes); and Beyond the Battlefield: Race, Memory, and the American Civil War. He is also the co-author of the bestselling American history textbook A People and a Nation.

Co-sponsored by Africana Studies, American Studies, the History Department, and the Writing Program.