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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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 | 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 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | Southern Festival of Books
Oct
13
11:00 AM11:00

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

  • Nashville Public Library, Banner Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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

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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 | 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 | University of North Carolina
Oct
26
12:00 AM00:00

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

David Blight will discuss his new book, “Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom” (Simon & Schuster, October 2018), at the University of South Carolina, Chapel Hill, Friday, October 26, 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 | 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: Prophet of Freedom Book Talk | Georgia Historical Society
Nov
8
6:00 PM18:00

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

  • Wesley Monumental United Methodist Church (map)
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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, 6:00pm. 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 | Frederick Douglass Honor Society
Nov
9
to Nov 10

Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom Book Talk | Frederick Douglass Honor Society

David Blight will discuss his new book, “Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom” (Simon & Schuster, October 2018), at two events sponsored by the Frederick Douglass Honor Society in Easton, MD, on Saturday, November 9 and Sunday, November 10, 2018. Times and locations TBA.

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

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Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom Book Talk | Middlesex County Historical Society
Nov
14
12:00 AM00:00

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 General Mansfield House in Middletown, CT, Wednesday, November 14, 2018. Time TBA. This event is sponsored by the Middlesex County Historical Society.

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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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
12:00 AM00:00

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

David Blight will discuss his new book, “Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom” (Simon & Schuster, October 2018), in Los Angeles, CA, Thursday, November 29, 2018. This event is sponsored by Zócalo Public Square. Time and location TBA.

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

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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

  • Roxbury Community College, Media Arts Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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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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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Pittsburgh Humanities Festival
Mar
3
1:30 PM13:30

Pittsburgh 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)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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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