David W. Blight is awarded the 2019 Christopher Award for Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom (Simon & Schuster).
The Christopher Awards were created in 1949 to celebrate writers, producers, directors, authors and illustrators whose work “affirms the highest values of the human spirit” and reflects the Christopher motto, “It’s better to light one candle than to curse the darkness.”
“The stories we’re honoring move us toward getting in touch with ‘the better angels of our nature,’ to use Abraham Lincoln’s term,” said Tony Rossi, The Christophers’ Director of Communications. “They highlight the power of community and common purpose, the positive difference that love and perseverance can make in the lives of the lost or lonely, and the struggle to find God’s presence and light, even in the darkest of circumstances.”
For more information: https://www.christophers.org/2019awards-press-release