Virginia Festival of the Book
Mar
22
4:00 PM16:00

Virginia Festival of the Book

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David W. Blight (Frederick Douglass) and Raymond Arsenault (Arthur Ashe: A Life) and will discuss, through their acclaimed biographies, the extraordinary lives of the famous African-American activist-leaders Frederick Douglass and Arthur Ashe. This discussion, entitled “Overcoming the Odds: Biographies of Great American Leaders,” is part of the Virginia Festival of the Book and will be held at the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center, 233 4th St NW, Charlottesville, VA 22903, on Friday, March 22, 2019, 4:00pm.

For more information about this event: https://www.vabook.org/program/overcoming-the-odds-bios-of-great-american-leaders/

For more information about the Virginia Festival of the Book: https://www.vabook.org/

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Impact: Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Through Social Change
Mar
30
11:00 AM11:00

Impact: Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Through Social Change

David Blight will take part in the Yale Alumni Association conference “Impact: Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Through Social Change,” at the Yale School of Management, 165 Whitney Avenue, New Haven, CT, on Saturday, March 30, 2019, 11:00am.

For more information about the conference: https://alumni.yale.edu/events/impact-advancing-diversity-equity-and-inclusion-through-social-change

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Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom Book Talk | Yale University
Apr
1
4:30 PM16:30

Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom Book Talk | Yale University

David Blight will discuss his new book, “Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom” (Simon & Schuster, October 2018), with Robert Stepto, John M. Schiff Professor of English and Professor of African American Studies at Yale University. This event, moderated by Crystal Feimster, Associate Professor of African American Studies, American Studies, and History at Yale University, will be held in Henry R. Luce Hall Auditorium, 34 Hillhouse Avenue, New Haven, CT on Monday, April 1, 2019 at 4:30pm.

For more information about the book: http://www.davidwblight.com/books/#prophet

For more information about the event: https://www.amacad.org/events/conversation-about-frederick-douglass

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Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom Book Talk | The Graduate Center, CUNY
Apr
15
6:30 PM18:30

Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom Book Talk | The Graduate Center, CUNY

David Blight will discuss his new book, “Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom” (Simon & Schuster, October 2018), with James Oakes, Distinguished Professor at The Graduate Center, City University of New York. This event will be held in Elebash Recital Hall at The Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY on April 15th, 2019, 6:30pm.

For more information about the book: http://www.davidwblight.com/books/#prophet

For more information about the event: https://www.gc.cuny.edu/All-GC-Events/Calendar/Detail?id=47963

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The Greater Reconstruction: American Democracy after the Civil War
Apr
20
3:15 PM15:15

The Greater Reconstruction: American Democracy after the Civil War

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David Blight will take part in the University of Connecticut, Storrs, national conference, “The Greater Reconstruction: American Democracy after the Civil War,” April 19-20, 2019. The conference will be held in the UConn Wilbur Cross North Reading Room, 233 Glenbrook Road, Storrs, Connecticut 06269. His plenary talk, "Hatred of States' Rights: Frederick Douglass's Vision of Reconstruction," will be part of the concluding plenary panel on Reconstruction at 3:15pm on Saturday, April 20th, 2019.

For more information: http://www.cvent.com/events/reconstruction-conference/event-summary-33ded93de8984e5fb0d59029f690914d.aspx

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Abraham Lincoln Institute 22nd Annual Symposium
Mar
16
9:00 AM09:00

Abraham Lincoln Institute 22nd Annual Symposium

David Blight will take part in the Abraham Lincoln Institute’s Twenty-Second Annual Symposium “The Latest in Lincoln Scholarship,” Saturday, March 16, 2019, from 9:00am to 5:00pm, at Ford’s Theatre, 1200 15th St NW, Washington, DC 20004.

For more information: https://lincoln-institute.org/abraham-lincoln-institute-symposium-2019/

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University of York
Mar
12
6:00 PM18:00

University of York

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David Blight will discuss his new book, “Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom” (Simon & Schuster, October 2018) at the Bowland AuditoriumBerrick Saul Building, Campus West, University of York, York, England, on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, 6:00pm.

For more information about the book: http://www.davidwblight.com/books/#prophet

For more information about the event: https://www.york.ac.uk/news-and-events/events/public-lectures/spring-2019/prophet-freedom/

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The Life and Legacy of Frederick Douglass | Yale Pathways to Arts and Humanities
Feb
23
11:00 AM11:00

The Life and Legacy of Frederick Douglass | Yale Pathways to Arts and Humanities

David Blight will give a lecture at Yale University entitled “The Life and Legacy of Frederick Douglass.” The lecture, hosted by Yale Pathways to Arts and Humanities, will be held at Luce Hall, 34 Hillhouse Ave., New Haven, CT on Saturday, February 23 at 11:00am. There will be a workshop at 10:00am open to students in grades 8-12. To Register for the LECTURE ONLY please visit: onhsa.yale.edu/DouglassLecture.

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Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom Book Talk | Randolph College
Feb
21
6:00 PM18:00

Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom Book Talk | Randolph College

David Blight will discuss his new book, “Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom” (Simon & Schuster, October 2018), in Smith Hall Theater, Randolph College, 2500 Rivermont Avenue, Lynchburg, VA 24503, Thursday, February 21 , 2019, 6:00pm. This event is an annual Thayer Lecture and is made possible by the Philip Thayer Memorial Lecture Fund.

For more information about the book: http://www.davidwblight.com/books/#prophet

For more information about the event: http://www.randolphcollege.edu/news/2019/01/thayer-lecture-to-focus-on-writings-life-and-legacy-of-frederick-douglass/

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Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom Book Talk | Davidson College
Feb
14
7:00 PM19:00

Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom Book Talk | Davidson College

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David Blight will discuss his new book, “Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom” (Simon & Schuster, October 2018), in the Chambers Building, Hance Auditorium, Davidson College, 200 D Rd, Davidson, NC 28036, Thursday, February 14 , 2019, 7:00pm. The Davidson College Religious Studies Department will host this 2019 Otts Endowment Lecture.

For more information about the book: http://www.davidwblight.com/books/#prophet

For more information about the event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2524680350925953/

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Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom Book Talk | Washington College
Feb
7
5:30 PM17:30

Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom Book Talk | Washington College

David Blight will discuss his new book, “Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom” (Simon & Schuster, October 2018), at Washington College, Hodson Hall, Hynson Lounge, 300 Washington Ave, Chestertown MD 21620, Thursday, February 7, 2019, 5:30pm.

For more information about the book: http://www.davidwblight.com/books/#prophet

For more information about the event: https://www.washcoll.edu/live/events/21042-frederick-douglass-prophet-of-freedom-david-blight

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Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom Book Talk | St. Paul's Chapel of Trinity Church
Feb
5
7:00 PM19:00

Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom Book Talk | St. Paul's Chapel of Trinity Church

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David Blight will discuss his new book, “Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom” (Simon & Schuster, October 2018), at St. Paul's Chapel of Trinity Church, 209 Broadway, New York, NY 10007, Tuesday, February 5, 2019, 7:00pm.

For more information about the book: http://www.davidwblight.com/books/#prophet

For more information about the event: https://www.trinitywallstreet.org/events/book-talk-david-blight-author-frederick-douglass-prophet-freedom?date=2019-02-05

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Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom Book Talk | National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
Jan
31
6:00 PM18:00

Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom Book Talk | National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

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As part of the John & Francie Pepper Freedom Lecture Series, David Blight will discuss his new book, “Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom” (Simon & Schuster, October 2018), at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, 50 E. Freedom Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202 on Thursday, January 31, 2019. Reception begins at 6:00pm. Lecture begins at 6:45pm.

For more information about the book: http://www.davidwblight.com/books/#prophet

For more information about the event: https://freedomcenter.org/content/john-francie-pepper-freedom-lecture-series-david-blight

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Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom Book Talk | The Chapin School
Jan
29
6:00 PM18:00

Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom Book Talk | The Chapin School

David Blight will discuss his new book, “Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom” (Simon & Schuster, October 2018), at The Chapin School in NYC, in partnership with The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at 6:00pm. This event is open to Chapin School students, families, faculty, staff and alumnae.

For more information about the book: http://www.davidwblight.com/books/#prophet

For more information about the event: https://www.chapin.edu/uploaded/1_The_Chapin_School/PDFs/Calendars/Chapin-GLI_Blight.pdf

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Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom Book Talk | Family Action Network
Jan
25
7:00 PM19:00

Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom Book Talk | Family Action Network

David Blight will discuss his new book, “Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom” (Simon & Schuster, October 2018), at Evanston Township High School, 1600 Dodge Ave., Evanston, IL on Friday, January 25, 2019 at 7:00pm. Interviewer: Marcus Campbell, Ed.D. Assistant Superintendent/Principal, Evanston Township High School. This event is presented by Family Action Network (FAN) in partnership with Chiaravalle Montessori School, Evanston Township High School D202, New Trier Township High School D203, and Youth and Opportunity United (Y.O.U.).

For more information about the book: http://www.davidwblight.com/books/#prophet

For more information about the event: https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/dfd0d0_38933a7b87cb44779578b0b493ee2f6e.pdf

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Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom Book Talk | Massachusetts Historical Society
Jan
24
5:30 PM17:30

Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom Book Talk | Massachusetts Historical Society

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David Blight will discuss his new book, “Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom” (Simon & Schuster, October 2018), at the Massachusetts Historical Society, 1154 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02215 on Thursday, January 24, 2019 at 5:30pm. Carol Bundy, author of “The Nature of Sacrifice,” will host.

For more information about the book: http://www.davidwblight.com/books/#prophet

For more information about the event: https://www.masshist.org/calendar

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Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom Book Talk | John Jay Homestead
Jan
17
6:30 PM18:30

Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom Book Talk | John Jay Homestead

David Blight will discuss his new book, “Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom” (Simon & Schuster, October 2018), in the Iselin Wing at John Jay Homestead, 400 Jay Street (Route 22), Katonah, NY 10536 on Thursday, January 17, 2019. Registration and refreshments begin at 6:30 pm. Lectures begin at 7:00 pm.

For more information about the book: http://www.davidwblight.com/books/#prophet

For more information about the event: http://johnjayhomestead.org/events-calendar/scholars-lecture-frederick-douglass-prophet-of-freedom/

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Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom Book Talk | Yale University
Dec
6
4:30 PM16:30

Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom Book Talk | Yale University

David Blight will discuss his new book, “Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom” (Simon & Schuster, October 2018), with Ta-Nehisi Coates, distinguished writer in residence at NYU’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, and author of “Between The World And Me” and “We Were Eight Years in Power.” This event will be held at the Yale University Art Gallery, Thursday, December 6, 2018. Book sales begin at 4:30pm. The Program start time is 5:00pm.

This program is free and open to the public. Bring as few personal items as possible. No bags, backpacks, sharp objects, liquids, umbrellas, or signs will be permitted.

For more information about the book: http://www.davidwblight.com/books/#prophet

For more information about the event: https://glc.yale.edu/event/book-talk-david-w-blight-ta-nehisi-coates-discuss-frederick-douglass-prophet-freedom

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Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom Book Talk | Vermont Humanities Council
Dec
5
7:00 PM19:00

Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom Book Talk | Vermont Humanities Council

David Blight will discuss his new book, “Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom” (Simon & Schuster, October 2018), at the Brooks Memorial Library in Brattleboro, VT, Wednesday, December, 2018, 7:00pm. This event is part of the Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesdays Talks.

For more information about the book: http://www.davidwblight.com/books/#prophet

For more information about the event: https://www.vermonthumanities.org/event/writing-the-life-of-frederick-douglass/

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Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom Book Talk | Rochester Institute of Technology
Dec
4
10:00 AM10:00

Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom Book Talk | Rochester Institute of Technology

David Blight will discuss his new book, “Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom” (Simon & Schuster, October 2018), with Kenneth Morris, Jr., a fourth generation descendant of Douglass and co-founder/president of Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives, at the MAGIC Spell Studios, Wegman’s Auditorium, on the Rochester Institute of Technology campus, December 4th at 10:00am. This event includes a panel discussion on Douglass’ legacy in the 21st century, a dialogue between David Blight and Kenneth Morris, and a book signing.

For more information about the book: http://www.davidwblight.com/books/#prophet

For more information about the event: https://www.rit.edu/academicaffairs/facultydevelopment/faculty-success-series/event-frederick-douglass-lessons-prophet-freedom

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Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom Book Talk | University of Rochester
Dec
3
7:00 PM19:00

Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom Book Talk | University of Rochester

David Blight will discuss his new book, “Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom” (Simon & Schuster, October 2018), at the Hochstein Performance Hall, 50 N. Plymouth Ave., Rochester, NY, on Monday, December 3, 2018, 7:00pm.

For more information about the event: https://events.rochester.edu/event/prophet_of_freedom_frederick_douglass_in_word_and_song#.W_8B_DFRe71

For more information about the book: http://www.davidwblight.com/books/#prophet

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Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom Book Talk | John Brown Lives Society
Dec
1
6:30 PM18:30

Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom Book Talk | John Brown Lives Society

David Blight will discuss his new book, “Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom” (Simon & Schuster, October 2018), at BluSeed Studios, 24 Cedar Street, Saranac Lake, NY on Monday, December 1, 2018, 6:30pm. This event is sponsored by the John Brown Lives Society..

For more information about the book: http://www.davidwblight.com/books/#prophet

For more information about the event: http://www.davidwblight.com/david-w-blight-slavery-civil-rights-events/2018/12/1/frederick-douglass-prophet-of-freedom-book-talk-john-brown-lives-society

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Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom Book Talk | Zócalo Public Square
Nov
29
7:30 PM19:30

Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom Book Talk | Zócalo Public Square

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David Blight will discuss his new book, “Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom” (Simon & Schuster, October 2018), at the National Center for the Preservation of Democracy, Los Angeles, CA, Thursday, November 29, 2018, 7:30pm. This event is sponsored by Zócalo Public Square.

For more information about the book: http://www.davidwblight.com/books/#prophet

For more about the event: http://www.zocalopublicsquare.org/event/life-frederick-douglass-tell-us-america/

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History Makers: Frederick Douglass and Fugitive Slaves | Brooklyn Historical Society
Nov
26
6:30 PM18:30

History Makers: Frederick Douglass and Fugitive Slaves | Brooklyn Historical Society

David Blight, author of Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom, joins Columbia University’s Andrew Delbanco, author of The War Before the War: Fugitive Slaves and the Struggle for America's Soul from the Revolution to the Civil War, for a conversation about abolition and a pivotal era in American history. This event, sponsored by Bank of America, will be held at the Brooklyn Historical Society, Monday, November 26, 2018, 6:30pm.

For more information about the book: http://www.davidwblight.com/books/#prophet

For more information about the event: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bank-of-america-presents-history-makers-frederick-douglass-fugitive-slaves-tickets-49056316764

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Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom Book Talk | Free Library of Philadelphia
Nov
19
7:30 PM19:30

Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom Book Talk | Free Library of Philadelphia

David Blight will discuss his new book, “Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom” (Simon & Schuster, October 2018), at the Parkway Central Library in Philadelphia, Friday, November 19, 2018, 7:30pm.

For more information about the book: http://www.davidwblight.com/books/#prophet

For more information about the event: https://libwww.freelibrary.org/programs/authorevents/?id=79485

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Lincoln and the Civil War in Fact, Fiction, and Memory
Nov
18
7:40 PM19:40

Lincoln and the Civil War in Fact, Fiction, and Memory

David Blight will take part in the 23rd Annual Lincoln Forum Symposium, “Lincoln and the Civil War in Fact, Fiction, and Memory,” November 16-18, 2018, in Gettysburg, PA. His talk, "Lincoln and Frederick Douglass" will be at 7:40pm on Sunday, November 18, at the Wyndham Gettysburg Hotel.

For more information: http://www.thelincolnforum.org/our-symposium

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The Ebb and Flow of Optimism through American History
Nov
17
9:10 AM09:10

The Ebb and Flow of Optimism through American History

David Blight will take part in the Vermont Humanities 2018 Fall Conference, “The Ebb and Flow of Optimism through American History,” November 16-17, 2018, at the University of Vermont. His plenary talk, "Composite Nation: Can America Find a Unifying Historical Narrative Rooted in Progress?," will be at 9:10am on Saturday, November 17, at the Dudley H. Davis Center.

For more information: https://www.vermonthumanities.org/programs/public-programs/annual-fall-conference/fall-conference-2018/conference-schedule/

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Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom Book Talk | Middlesex County Historical Society
Nov
14
7:00 PM19:00

Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom Book Talk | Middlesex County Historical Society

David Blight will discuss his new book, “Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom” (Simon & Schuster, October 2018), at the Inn at Middletown, 70 Main Street, Middletown, CT, Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 7:00pm. This event is sponsored by the Middlesex County Historical Society.

For more information about the book: http://www.davidwblight.com/books/#prophet

For more information about the event: https://mchsct.org/events-calendar/

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Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom Book Talk | Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
Nov
10
1:30 PM13:30

Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom Book Talk | Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

David Blight will discuss his new book, “Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom” (Simon & Schuster, October 2018), in the Van Lennep Auditorium at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, MD, Saturday, November 10, 2018, 1:30pm. This event is sponsored by the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, the Frederick Douglass Honor Society, and the Talbot County Free Library.

For more information about the book: http://www.davidwblight.com/books/#prophet

For more information about the event: http://cbmm.org/event/douglass-biographer-speak-november-10-cbmm/

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Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom Book Talk | Georgia Historical Society
Nov
8
6:30 PM18:30

Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom Book Talk | Georgia Historical Society

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David Blight will discuss his new book, “Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom” (Simon & Schuster, October 2018), at the Wesley Monumental United Methodist Church in Savanah, GA, Thursday, November 8, 2018, 6:30pm. This event is sponsored by the Georgia Historical Society.

For more information about the book: http://www.davidwblight.com/books/#prophet

For more information about the event: https://georgiahistory.com/events/an-evening-with-david-blight/

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Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom Book Talk | Politics and Prose Bookstore
Oct
29
7:00 PM19:00

Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom Book Talk | Politics and Prose Bookstore

David Blight will discuss his new book, “Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom” (Simon & Schuster, October 2018), at Politics and Prose Bookstore in Washington, D.C., Monday, October 29, 2018, 7:00pm.

For more information about the book: http://www.davidwblight.com/books/#prophet

For more information about the event: https://www.politics-prose.com/event/book/david-w-blight-frederick-douglass-prophet-of-freedom

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Frederick Douglass and the Fourteenth Amendment
Oct
26
4:00 PM16:00

Frederick Douglass and the Fourteenth Amendment

David Blight will be the keynote speaker for the panel discussion, “Frederick Douglass and the Fourteenth Amendment,” Friday, October 26, in Chapel Hill, NC. This program, highlighting the 200th anniversary of the birth of Frederick Douglass and the 150th anniversary of the ratification of the 14th amendment, will be at 4:00pm at the Southern Human Services Center, 2501 Homestead Road.

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Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom Book Talk | University of North Carolina
Oct
25
3:30 PM15:30

Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom Book Talk | University of North Carolina

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David Blight will discuss his new book, “Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom” (Simon & Schuster, October 2018), at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Friday, October 25, 2018, 3:30pm.

For more information about the book: http://www.davidwblight.com/books/#prophet

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