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Why Frederick Douglas Matters: A Bicentennial Symposium

  • Linfield College 900 Southeast Baker Street McMinnville, OR, 97128 United States (map)

The Frederick Douglass Forum on Law, Rights, and Justice will be hosting "Why Douglass Matters: A Bicentennial Symposium" on Friday, April 27th marking the bicentennial of the Frederick Douglass birth year. The event 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. and is free and open to the public.

Speakers will include:

·      Ibram X. Kendi (American University), whose Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America received the National Book Award

·      David Blight (Yale University), whose much-anticipated biography of Douglass will be published by Simon & Schuster later this year

·      Leigh Fought (Le Moyne College), whose Women in the World of Frederick Douglass was published by Oxford University Press last year to much acclaim

·      Melvin Rogers (Brown University), whose forthcoming book The Darkened Light of Faith: Race, Democracy, and Freedom in African American Political Thought examines Douglass and several other major figures in the African American canon

·      Diana Schaub (Loyola University of Maryland), who is the author of Erotic Liberalism: Women and Revolution in Montesquieu’s Persian Letters and is engaged in ongoing research on the relationship between Douglass and Abraham Lincoln

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