Congregation

Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom and Justice

Thursday, January 30, 2020 | 7:30pm

“A breathtaking history that demonstrates the scope of Frederick Douglass’s influence through deep research on his writing, his intellectual evolution, and his relationships.”  — Pulitzer Prize Committee

The congregation Racial Justice Task Force (RJTF) will hold a conversation with the Pulitzer Prize winning author, David W. Blight on his book, Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom. Cathedral Canon Missioner, The Rev. Canon Leonard L. Hamlin, Sr. will facilitate our discussion.

David W. Blight is 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 or editor of a dozen books, including American Oracle: The Civil War in the Civil Rights Era; and Race and Reunion: The Civil War in American Memory; as well as annotated editions of Douglass’s first two autobiographies. He has worked on Douglass much of his professional life, and been awarded the Bancroft Prize, the Abraham Lincoln Prize and the Frederick Douglass Prize, among others.

All are welcome!

  • Admission
    • Free
  • Dates Offered
    • January 30, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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    • Location: Perry Auditorium