David Blight will give a speech on Frederick Douglass at Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland on February 23, 2018, for the annual George Washington’s Birthday Convocation.
Washington College celebrates the legacy of Frederick Douglass, the Maryland-born human rights activist, and the bicentennial of his birth on Friday, Feb. 23, beginning at 4:00 p.m. in Decker Theatre, Gibson Center for the Arts.
On the bicentennial of Frederick Douglass’s birth, Washington College is posthumously awarding him the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws. Douglass’s great-great-great grandson, Kenneth Morris, co-founder and president of the Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives, and David Blight, a professor of history at Yale University and director of the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance and Abolition, will both offer remarks and receive the College’s Award for Excellence.
The free, public event, part of the annual George Washington’s Birthday Convocation, is slated for Friday, Feb. 23, beginning at 4:00 p.m. in Decker Theatre, Gibson Center for the Arts. The ceremony will also be livestreamed: https://www.washcoll.edu/offices/digital-media-services/live/
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