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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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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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 | 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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Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom Book Talk | John Brown Lives Society
Dec
1
12:00 AM00:00

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), in Lake Placid, NY, Monday, December 1, 2018. Time and location TBA. This event is sponsored by the John Brown Lives Society..

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

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Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom Book Talk | Rochester Institute of Technology
Dec
3
12:00 AM00:00

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), at Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, NY, Monday, December 3, 2018. Time and location TBA

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

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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 | Yale University
Dec
6
5:00 PM17:00

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, 5:00pm.

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

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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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Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom Book Talk | Stanford University
Oct
22
4:00 PM16:00

Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom Book Talk | Stanford University

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David Blight will discuss his new book, “Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom” (Simon & Schuster, October 2018), at Stanford University in Stanford, CA, Monday, October 22, 2018, 4:00pm.

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

For more information about the event: https://history.stanford.edu/events/biography-frederick-douglass

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Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom Book Talk | Commonwealth Club
Oct
22
12:00 PM12:00

Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom Book Talk | Commonwealth Club

David Blight will discuss his new book, “Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom” (Simon & Schuster, October 2018), at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco, CA, Monday, October 22, 2018, 12:00pm.

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

For more information about the event: https://www.commonwealthclub.org/events/2018-10-22/my-voice-my-pen-my-vote-writing-life-frederick-douglass

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Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom Book Talk | Pace University
Oct
19
4:30 PM16:30

Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom Book Talk | Pace University

David Blight will discuss his new book, “Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom” (Simon & Schuster, October 2018), at Pace University in New York City, on Friday, October 19, 2018, 4:30pm. This event is sponsored by the Gilder Lehrman Institute for American History.

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

For more information about the event: https://mailchi.mp/gilderlehrman/youre-invited-exclusive-book-talk-with-award-winning-historian-david-blight

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Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom Book Talk | National Archives
Oct
18
7:00 PM19:00

Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom Book Talk | National Archives

David Blight will talk about his new book, “Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom” (Simon & Schuster, October 2018), as part of a panel discussion at the National Archives in Washington DC, on Thursday, October 18, 2018, 7:00pm. This event is sponsored by the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site (U.S. National Park Service).

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

For more information about the event: https://www.archives.gov/calendar/event/frederick-douglass-19th-century-civil-rights-activist-his-legacy-today

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Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom Book Talk | African Meeting House
Oct
16
5:30 PM17:30

Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom Book Talk | African Meeting House

David Blight will give the keynote speech and sign copies of his new book, “Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom” (Simon & Schuster, October 2018), for the National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Program’s 20th anniversary celebration event at the African Meeting House in Boston, MA, Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at 5:30pm.

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

For more information about the event: https://www.nps.gov/orgs/1205/20th-anniversary.htm

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Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom Book Talk | Old South Meeting House
Oct
15
6:30 PM18:30

Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom Book Talk | Old South Meeting House

David Blight will discuss his new book, “Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom” (Simon & Schuster, October 2018), at the Old South Meeting House in Boston, MA, Monday, October 15, 2018, 6:30pm.

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

For more information about the event: https://www.osmh.org/event/frederick-douglass

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Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom Book Talk | Nantucket Athenaeum
Oct
14
5:00 PM17:00

Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom Book Talk | Nantucket Athenaeum

David Blight will discuss his new book, “Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom” (Simon & Schuster, October 2018), at the Nantucket Anthenaeum, Sunday, October 14, 2018, 5:00pm.

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

For more information about the event: https://www.nantucketatheneum.org/programs-events/calendar/

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Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom Book Talk | Southern Festival of Books
Oct
13
11:00 AM11:00

Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom Book Talk | Southern Festival of Books

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David Blight will discuss his new book, “Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom” (Simon & Schuster, October 2018), at the Southern Festival of Books in Nashville, TN, on Saturday, October 13, 2018, 11:00am.

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

For more information about the Southern Festival of Books: http://eergg8.attendify.io/#9YF0FrPRewsmNd3wuP

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Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom Book Talk | Atlanta History Center
Oct
11
8:00 PM20:00

Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom Book Talk | Atlanta History Center

David Blight will discuss his new book, “Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom” (Simon & Schuster, October 2018), at the Atlanta History Center, Thursday, October 11, 2018, 8:00pm.

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

For more information about the event: http://www.atlantahistorycenter.com/programs/david-blight-frederick-douglass-prophet-of-freedom

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Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom Book Talk | Michigan State University
Oct
9
4:00 PM16:00

Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom Book Talk | Michigan State University

David Blight will discuss his new book, “Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom” (Simon & Schuster, October 2018), at Michigan State University in East Lansing, MI, Tuesday, October 9, 2018, 4:00pm.

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

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Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom Book Talk | Eastern Michigan University
Oct
8
12:00 AM00:00

Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom Book Talk | Eastern Michigan University

  • 900 Oakwood Street Ypsilanti, MI, 48197 United States (map)
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David Blight will discuss his new book, “Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom” (Simon & Schuster, October 2018), at Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, MI, Monday, October 8, 2018. Time TBA.

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

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Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom Book Talk | Flint Public Library
Oct
5
6:00 PM18:00

Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom Book Talk | Flint Public Library

David Blight will discuss his new book, “Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom” (Simon & Schuster, October 2018), at the Flint Public Library, 1026 East Kearsley Street, Flint, MI 48503, Friday, October 5, 2018, 6:00pm.

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

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Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom Book Talk | National Museum of African American History and Culture
Oct
4
7:00 PM19:00

Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom Book Talk | National Museum of African American History and Culture

David Blight will discuss his new book, “Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom” (Simon & Schuster, October 2018), with Spencer Crew, the Clarence J. Robinson Professor of History, George Mason University and curator of the National Museum of African American History and Culture’s inaugural exhibition entitled Defending Freedom, Defining Freedom: The Era of Segregation 1876-1968 at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, Thursday, October 4, 2018, 7:00pm.

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

For more information about the event: https://nmaahc.si.edu/calendar/event?trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent%26eventid%3D129356472

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Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom Book Talk | NYU Center for the Study of Transformative Lives
Oct
2
6:00 PM18:00

Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom Book Talk | NYU Center for the Study of Transformative Lives

  • 20 Cooper Square, 2nd Floor New York, NY, 10003 United States (map)
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David Blight will discuss his new book, “Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom” (Simon & Schuster, October 2018), at the New York University Center for the Study of Transformative Lives, Tuesday, October 2, 2018, 6:00pm.

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

For more information about the event: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/frederick-douglass-prophet-of-freedom-tickets-49662038494

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Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom Book Launch | New York Historical Society
Oct
1
7:00 PM19:00

Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom Book Launch | New York Historical Society

David Blight will discuss his new book, “Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom” (Simon & Schuster, October 2018) with Eddie S. Glaude Jr., chair of the Center for African-American Studies and the William S. Tod Professor of Religion and African-American Studies at Princeton University. The event will be held in the Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024 on October 1, 2018, at 7:00pm.

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

For more information about the event: https://www.nyhistory.org/programs/frederick-douglass-prophet-freedom

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 Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom Book Talk  |  Baltimore Book Festival
Sep
30
3:00 PM15:00

Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom Book Talk | Baltimore Book Festival

David Blight will discuss his new book, “Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom” (Simon & Schuster, October 2018), with Wanda Q. Draper, Executive Director of the Reginald F. Lewis Museum at the Baltimore Book Festival. The conversation will take place on the Literary Salon stage, Baltimore Inner Harbor, Sunday, September 30, 2018, 3:00pm.

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

For more information about the Baltimore Book Festival: http://www.baltimorebookfestival.com/schedule/event-detail/3853/David-Blight,%20Frederick%20Douglass:%20Prophet%20of%20Freedom%20in%20conversation%20with%20Wanda%20Q.%20Draper,%20Executive%20Director%20of%20the%20Reginald%20F.%20Lewis%20Museum  

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Turning Points in the Civil War
Sep
14
9:30 AM09:30

Turning Points in the Civil War

David Blight will participate in the conference, "Turning Points in the Civil War," on September 14, 2018, at The Huntington Library, 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino, CA 91108. His talk, entitled “Frederick Douglass and the Republican Victory in 1864," will be part of the Session 1 panel, “The Pivotal Political Event.”

For more information: http://www.davidwblight.com/david-w-blight-slavery-civil-rights-events/2018/9/14/turning-points-in-the-civil-war

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Diversity, Civility, and the Liberal Arts
Jun
5
9:00 AM09:00

Diversity, Civility, and the Liberal Arts

David Blight will take part in “Diversity, Civility, and the Liberal Arts: An Institute for Faculty and Administrators at Independent Colleges and Universities” hosted by the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) in Atlanta, GA, June 3-6, 2018. David Blight will give a talk entitled “History, Diversity, Civility ... and Humility” at the Institute on June 5th at 9:00am.

For more information: http://www.davidwblight.com/david-w-blight-slavery-civil-rights-events/2018/6/5/diversity-civility-and-the-liberal-arts

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Massachusetts History Day Frederick Douglass Bicentennial Commemoration
Jun
2
1:00 PM13:00

Massachusetts History Day Frederick Douglass Bicentennial Commemoration

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David Blight, along with Lois Brown and John Stauffer, will speak at the Mass History Day Frederick Douglass Bicentennial Commemoration event at the Media Arts Center at Roxbury Community College, Roxbury, MA on Saturday, June 2, 2018, 1:00-4:00pm.  

For more information: http://www.davidwblight.com/david-w-blight-slavery-civil-rights-events/2018/6/2/massachusetts-history-day-frederick-douglass-bicentennial-commemoration

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Holding These Truths: A Panel Discussion about the Declaration of Independence
May
31
7:00 PM19:00

Holding These Truths: A Panel Discussion about the Declaration of Independence

David Blight, along with Annette Gordon-Reed and Peter S. Onuf, will participate in "Holding These Truths: A Panel Discussion about the Declaration of Independence" at Antiquarian Hall, 185 Salisbury Street, Worcester, MA 01609 on Thursday, May 31st at 7:00pm. This panel presentation is part of "Declaring Independence: Then and Now," a region-wide commemoration and exploration of the Declaration of Independence presented by Freedom’s Way National Heritage Area and the American Antiquarian Society.

For more information: http://www.davidwblight.com/david-w-blight-slavery-civil-rights-events/2018/5/31/holding-these-truths-a-panel-discussion-about-the-declaration-of-independence

 

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Why Frederick Douglas Matters: A Bicentennial Symposium
Apr
27
9:00 AM09:00

Why Frederick Douglas Matters: A Bicentennial Symposium

David Blight will take part in the conference, “Why Frederick Douglas Matters: A Bicentennial Symposium,” hosted by the Frederick Douglass Forum on Law, Rights, and Justice. The conference, marking the bicentennial of the Frederick Douglass birth year, will be held at Linfield College in the Nicholson Library (900 SE Baker Street, McMinnville, OR 97128) on Friday, April 27th from 9:00am-4:30pm.

For more information: http://www.davidwblight.com/david-w-blight-slavery-civil-rights-events/2018/4/27/why-frederick-douglas-matters-a-bicentennial-symposium

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