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.
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.
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.
David Blight will be the plenary speaker at the 60th Annual Meeting of the Louisiana Historical Association (LHA) in New Orleans, April 12-15, 2018. The plenary session, "From Appomattox to Charlottesville: The Problem of Civil War Memory, Then and Now," will be from 4:15pm to 5:30pm on Friday, April 13. This session is sponsored by the Murphy Institute of Political Economy at Tulane University and the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities.
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.