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American Diversity and Frederick Douglass: Lessons from the Prophet of Freedom


Tuesday, December 4, 2018
10:00am - 12:00pm


MSS - Magic Spell Studios (71),

Event Contact

Cheryl Herdklotz


Richard Newman
David Blight

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Join us for an exciting program on the life and meaning of
Frederick Douglass: A Prophet of Freedom for the 21st Century 


This is a rare opportunity to learn about Douglass’s exceptional life and its meaning from some of the nation’s leading expertsThe event includes:

  • A panel discussion on Douglass’s legacy in the 21st century, featuring experts from around Rochester and across the nation.
  • A dialogue between renowned Yale University Historian and Douglass biographer David Blight along with Kenneth Morris, Jr., the co- founder of the Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives and the great, great, great grandson of Frederick Douglass.
  • A book signing with David Blight, author of Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom.

The first 40 faculty to register and attend will be eligible for a free copy of David Blight’s Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom.  You will be able to pick up your book the day of the event. 

Click here to read more about the schedule of activities and panel participants. 

Jointly sponsored by College of Liberal Arts (CLA), Faculty Career Development in the Innovative Learning Institute, The Caroline Werner Gannett Chair in Digital Humanities, the Department of History, the School for Individualized Study, and the Center for Statesmanship, Law and Liberty.

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