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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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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Re-Imagining Diversity, Multiculturalism, and Social Justice
Apr
5
7:30 AM07:30

Re-Imagining Diversity, Multiculturalism, and Social Justice

David Blight will participate in the Frederick Douglass Bicentennial Interdisciplinary Conference, "Re-Imagining Diversity, Multiculturalism, and Social Justice," at West Chester University on April 5, 2018.

For more information: http://www.davidwblight.com/david-w-blight-slavery-civil-rights-events/2018/4/5/re-imagining-diversity-multiculturalism-and-social-justice

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American Universities, Monuments, and the Legacies of Slavery
Mar
31
4:30 PM16:30

American Universities, Monuments, and the Legacies of Slavery

  • Duke University, Rubenstein Library (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

David Blight will participate in Duke University’s “American Universities, Monuments, and the Legacies of Slavery” Provost Symposium, March 30-31, 2018. This symposium provides an occasion to reflect on the meaning of monuments, racism, white supremacy, the history of the South, and their meaning for the present. The symposium will be held at Duke University, Holsti -Anderson Assembly Room, Rubenstein Library, Room 153. David Blight will be the closing plenary speaker on March 31, 2018 at 4:30pm.

For more information: http://www.davidwblight.com/david-w-blight-slavery-civil-rights-events/2018/3/31/american-universities-monuments-and-the-legacies-of-slavery

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Civil War Lives
Mar
30
10:35 AM10:35

Civil War Lives

  • Harrison Institute Small Special Collections Library Auditorium (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

David Blight will take part in the 2017-2018 Nau Center Signature Conference, "Civil War Lives," on Friday, March 30, 2018 at the University of Virginia. His talk entitled, “Frederick Douglass: His 'Mission of the War' and Transformed Life," will be part of the first session. The conference will be held in the auditorium of UVA's Special Collections Library from 8:30am to 5:00pm. The conference is free and open to the public.

For more information: http://www.davidwblight.com/david-w-blight-slavery-civil-rights-events/2018/3/30/civil-war-lives-conference

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The Emancipation Proclamation and the End of Slavery
Mar
19
7:00 PM19:00

The Emancipation Proclamation and the End of Slavery

David Blight will moderate the panel “ The Emancipation Proclamation and the End of Slavery,” at the National Archives Foundation. The panel will be on Friday, March 19th at 7:00pm in the William G. McGowan Theater, 700 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20408-0001.

For more information: http://www.davidwblight.com/david-w-blight-slavery-civil-rights-events/2018/3/19/the-emancipation-proclamation-and-the-end-of-slavery

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Pittsburg Humanities Festival
Mar
3
1:30 PM13:30

Pittsburg Humanities Festival

David Blight will participate in the conversation "Should They Stay or Should They Go?: The Monuments Controversy" with historian Nina Silber, moderated by Germaine Williams, at the 2018 Pittsburgh Humanities Festival on March 3, 2018. The festival is hosted by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and the Humanities Center at Carnegie Mellon University. This event is a Core Conversation at the 2018 Pittsburgh Humanities Festival and will be held at the Trust Arts Education Center, 805 Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.

For more information: http://www.davidwblight.com/david-w-blight-slavery-civil-rights-events/2018/3/2/pittsburg-humanities-festival

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Cedar Hill, Frederick Douglass National Historic Site
Feb
18
10:00 AM10:00

Cedar Hill, Frederick Douglass National Historic Site

  • Frederick Douglass National Historic Site (map)
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David Blight will give a lecture on Frederick Douglass at Cedar Hill, Frederick Douglass National Historic Site, 1411 W Street SE, Washington, DC, 20020, on February 18, 2018. This event for the bicentennial kickoff of Frederick Douglass's birth.

For more information: http://www.davidwblight.com/david-w-blight-slavery-civil-rights-events/2018/2/18/cedar-hill-frederick-douglass-national-historic-site

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Frederick Douglass: The Life Behind the Times
Feb
16
4:30 PM16:30

Frederick Douglass: The Life Behind the Times

  • Linsly-Chittenden Hall, Yale University (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

David Blight will take part in the panel “Frederick Douglass: The Life Behind the Times,” along with Leigh Fought, Nzadi Keita, Sarah Meer, Hannah-Rose Murray and Jacqueline Goldsby (Moderator). The panel, sponsored by the Gilder Lehrman Center, is on Friday, February 16th from 4:30pm to 6:30pm at Linsly-Chittenden Hall, 63 High Street, Room 102, at Yale University in New Haven, CT.

For more information: http://www.davidwblight.com/david-w-blight-slavery-civil-rights-events/2018/2/16/frederick-douglass-the-life-behind-the-times

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Frederick Douglass Council Event
Feb
13
7:00 PM19:00

Frederick Douglass Council Event

David Blight will participate in a conversation on the life of Frederick Douglass with Brent Staples, Author and op-ed columnist for the New York Times editorial board, at the New-York Historical Society on February 13, 2018. This special celebration honoring the 200th anniversary of the birth of Frederick Douglass is hosted by the New-York Historical Society's Frederick Douglass Council.

For more information: http://www.davidwblight.com/david-w-blight-slavery-civil-rights-events/2018/2/13/frederick-douglass-council-event

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Frederick Douglass at 200
Feb
7
6:30 PM18:30

Frederick Douglass at 200

David Blight will give a lecture on February 7, 2018, at the Maryland Historical Society entitled “Frederick Douglass at 200.” This lecture is part of a series of events in honor of the bicentennial of the birth of Frederick Douglass at the Maryland Historical Society, 201 West Monument Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21201.

For more information: http://www.davidwblight.com/david-w-blight-slavery-civil-rights-events/2018/2/7/maryland-historical-society

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My Voice, My Pen, My Vote: Frederick Douglass's Legacies in Our Own Time
Feb
5
2:30 PM14:30

My Voice, My Pen, My Vote: Frederick Douglass's Legacies in Our Own Time

  • University of Maryland, Adele H. Stamp Student Union (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

In celebration of the 200th anniversary of the birth of Frederick Douglass, David W. Blight will deliver a public talk entitled, "My Voice, My Pen, My Vote: Frederick Douglass's Legacies in Our Own Time." at the University of Maryland on February 5, 2018. The event will be held at the Adele H. Stamp Student Union, Atrium from 2:30pm to 4:00pm.

For more information: http://www.davidwblight.com/david-w-blight-slavery-civil-rights-events/2018/2/5/university-of-maryland

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American Historical Association (AHA) 132nd Annual Meeting
Jan
4
to Jan 7

American Historical Association (AHA) 132nd Annual Meeting

David Blight will participate on a panel at the American Historical Association’s 2018 Annual Meeting "Race, Ethnicity, and Nationalism in Global Perspective" in Washington, DC.

For more information: http://www.davidwblight.com/david-w-blight-slavery-civil-rights-events/2018/1/4/american-historical-association-aha-132nd-annual-meeting

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Freedom, Equality and Emancipation
Dec
5
12:00 PM12:00

Freedom, Equality and Emancipation

America’s leading Civil War and Reconstruction historians David Blight, Eric Foner, and Thavolia Glymph, explore the meaning of freedom, equality, and emancipation as part of the Constitution Center’s celebration of the 150th anniversary of the 14th Amendment to the Constitution.

For more information: http://www.davidwblight.com/david-w-blight-slavery-civil-rights-events/2017/12/5/emancipation

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Recasting the Confederacy: Monuments and Civil War Memory
Nov
6
4:00 PM16:00

Recasting the Confederacy: Monuments and Civil War Memory

  • Dodd Research Center, University of Connecticut (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

David Blight will take part in the panel “Recasting the Confederacy: Monuments and Civil War Memory,” sponsored by the University of Connecticut’s History Department.

For more information: http://www.davidwblight.com/david-w-blight-slavery-civil-rights-events/2017/11/6/recasting-the-confederacy-monuments-and-civil-war-memory

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The Gilder Lehrman Center’s 19th Annual International Conference
Nov
3
to Nov 4

The Gilder Lehrman Center’s 19th Annual International Conference

  • Luce Hall, Yale University (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

David Blight will host and moderate the Gilder Lehrman Center's Annual International Fall Conference, "Disunion in Civil War America: Parallels for Today?" held in Luce Hall at Yale University.

For more information on the conference: http://www.davidwblight.com/david-w-blight-slavery-civil-rights-events/2017/11/3/the-gilder-lehrman-centers-19th-annual-international-conference

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The Charleston Forum on Race
Jun
16
5:30 PM17:30

The Charleston Forum on Race

On June 16, 2017, The Charleston Forum will host a discussion on the many issues currently facing Charlestonians, South Carolinians, and citizens all across the United States. As part of the official commemoration events of the losses suffered at Mother Emanuel in 2015, The Charleston Forum will shine a spotlight not only on the different perspectives on race dividing our country today but also on proposed steps forward. David Blight will take part in one of the forum’s conversations on “The Future of the Past.”

For more information: http://www.davidwblight.com/david-w-blight-slavery-civil-rights-events/2017/4/17/the-charleston-forum-on-race

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Recognizing an Imperfect Past: History, Memory and the American Public
Jun
12
9:00 AM09:00

Recognizing an Imperfect Past: History, Memory and the American Public

David Blight will give the Keynote Lecture & Discussion: History and Memory on June 12th for the week-long NEH Summer Seminar for Teachers “Recognizing an Imperfect Past: History, Memory and the American Public” hosted by the Georgia Historical Society in Savannah, Georgia.

For more information: http://www.davidwblight.com/david-w-blight-slavery-civil-rights-events/2017/6/12/recognizing-an-imperfect-past-history-memory-and-the-american-public

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The Civil War, Race and Reunion
May
3
7:00 PM19:00

The Civil War, Race and Reunion

  • First Congregational Church of Manchester (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

David Blight will discuss America’s collective memory of the Civil War and the perilous path of remembering and forgetting. This lecture, part of the Vermont Humanities Council’s “First Wednesdays” lecture series, will be held at the First Congregational Church of Manchester (3624 Main St., Manchester, VT 05254) on May 3, 2017 at 7:00pm.

For more information: http://www.davidwblight.com/david-w-blight-slavery-civil-rights-events/2017/5/3/the-civil-war-race-and-reunion

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Writing the Life of Frederick Douglass: Lessons for Our Own Time
Mar
31
7:00 PM19:00

Writing the Life of Frederick Douglass: Lessons for Our Own Time

  • University of Virginia at Wise, David J. Prior Convocation Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

David Blight will give a lecture at the University of Virginia at Wise entitled “Writing Frederick Douglass’s Life: Why and Why Now?” The lecture, sponsored by the Colgate Darden Lecture Fund and the UVA-Wise Lecture Committee, is free and open to the public.

For more information: http://www.davidwblight.com/david-w-blight-slavery-civil-rights-events/2017/3/31/writing-the-life-of-frederick-douglass-lessons-for-our-own-time

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Fourth Annual James P. Jones Lecture at Florida State University, Tallahassee
Mar
23
5:00 PM17:00

Fourth Annual James P. Jones Lecture at Florida State University, Tallahassee

  • FSU Alumni Association, Rendina Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

David Blight will give the Fourth Annual James P. Jones Lecture entitled “Writing Frederick Douglass’s Life: Why and Why Now?” This event, hosted by Florida State University’s Department of History, will take place on Thursday, March 23rd from 5:00pm to 7:00pm.

For more information: http://www.davidwblight.com/david-w-blight-slavery-civil-rights-events/2017/3/23/fourth-annual-james-p-jones-lecture-at-florida-state-university-tallahassee

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Reflections on the Impact of the Reconstruction Amendments
Mar
14
7:20 PM19:20

Reflections on the Impact of the Reconstruction Amendments

  • National Museum of African American History and Culture (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

David Blight will take part in the panel “Reflections on the Impact of the Reconstruction Amendments,” sponsored by Duke University’s Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity and the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies. The panel is part of a symposium commemorating the 150th anniversary of the three Reconstruction era amendments at the new Smithsonian museum on African American history and culture and the National Archives on March 14-17th, 2017, in Washington, D.C.

For more information: http://www.davidwblight.com/david-w-blight-slavery-civil-rights-events/2017/3/14/reflections-on-the-impact-of-the-reconstruction-amendments

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Liberty and Responsibility in the Political Thought of Frederick Douglass
Mar
9
to Mar 12

Liberty and Responsibility in the Political Thought of Frederick Douglass

David Blight will take part in the colloquium “Liberty and Responsibility in the Political Thought of Frederick Douglass,” sponsored by the Liberty Fund, Inc. This Liberty Fund colloquium will examine how after escaping from slavery at the age of twenty, Frederick Douglass devoted nearly six decades in public life to writing, speaking, and otherwise agitating on behalf of universal liberty.

For more information: http://www.davidwblight.com/david-w-blight-slavery-civil-rights-events/2017/3/5/liberty-and-responsibility-in-the-political-thought-of-frederick-douglass

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Chabraja Center for Historical Studies’ Distinguished Lecture at Northwestern University
Feb
16
4:30 PM16:30

Chabraja Center for Historical Studies’ Distinguished Lecture at Northwestern University

  • Northwestern University, Harris Hall (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

David Blight will give the Chabraja Center for Historical Studies’ Distinguished Lecture at Northwestern University on Thursday, February 16, 2017 from 4:30pm-6:30pm. His lecture is entitled "Writing the Life of Frederick Douglass--Why and Why Now: The Post Civil War Years."

For more information: http://www.davidwblight.com/david-w-blight-slavery-civil-rights-events/2017/2/6/lecture-on-frederick-douglass-at-northwest-university

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The Legacy of Reconstruction: Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series
Feb
11
9:30 AM09:30

The Legacy of Reconstruction: Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series

David Blight, along with Edna Greene Medford (Howard University), Eric Foner (Columbia University) and Harold Holzer (moderator) will discuss the transformative post-Civil War era and its impact on the course of American history in continued commemoration of the 150th anniversary of Reconstruction.

For more information: http://www.davidwblight.com/david-w-blight-slavery-civil-rights-events/2017/2/11/the-legacy-of-reconstruction-bernard-and-irene-schwartz-distinguished-speakers-series

 

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The Biddle Memorial Lecture: “DOUGLASS! DOUGLASS! Writing the Life of Frederick Douglass: Why, and Why Now?”
Nov
9
12:00 PM12:00

The Biddle Memorial Lecture: “DOUGLASS! DOUGLASS! Writing the Life of Frederick Douglass: Why, and Why Now?”

David Blight will give the Biddle Memorial Lecture at Harvard Law School on November 9, 2016. His lecture, “DOUGLASS! DOUGLASS! Writing the Life of Frederick Douglass: Why, and Why Now?” will be moderated by Tomiko Brown-Nagin, Daniel P.S. Paul Professor of Constitutional Law at Harvard Law School.

For more information: http://www.davidwblight.com/david-w-blight-slavery-civil-rights-events/2016/11/9/the-biddle-memorial-lecture-douglass-douglass-writing-the-life-of-frederick-douglass-why-and-why-now

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The Right to Vote: Protection or Suppression Since 1965
Nov
3
4:30 PM16:30

The Right to Vote: Protection or Suppression Since 1965

  • Yale University, Linsly-Chittenden Hall (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This panel, moderated by David W. Blight, will discuss efforts to abridge and efforts to ensure the electoral franchise, from the Voting Rights Act of 1965 to the present. Panelists include: Ari Berman, The Nation; Beverly Gage, Yale University; Isela Gutiérrez, Democracy North Carolina; and Kenneth Mack, Harvard University.

(Photo by: McClure Images)

For more information: http://www.davidwblight.com/david-w-blight-slavery-civil-rights-events/2016/10/24/the-right-to-vote-protection-or-suppression-since-1965

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Merle Curti Lecture Series: "Writing the Life of Frederick Douglass: Why and Why Now?"
Oct
26
to Oct 28

Merle Curti Lecture Series: "Writing the Life of Frederick Douglass: Why and Why Now?"

  • University of Wisconsin (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

David Blight will give the annual Merle Curti Lectures at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, October 26-28. His lectures will include: "Childhood of 'Extremes' and 'Baltimore Dreams': Slave Youth" on October 26; "'By the Rivers of Babylon': Words, the Bible, and the Mid-Life Radical" on October 27; and "'Joys and Sorrows' at Cedar Hill: Old Age, Family, and Fame" on October 28.

For more information: http://www.davidwblight.com/david-w-blight-slavery-civil-rights-events/2016/9/10/38qvhago7fbnuq6hhv3g84tgfugzck

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