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Historically Speaking: Frederick Douglass Prophet of Freedom Featuring David W. Blight

October 4, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:15 pm

David Blight, director of the Gilder Lehrman Center, Yale University, will talk about his new book, Frederick Douglass Prophet of Freedom in a discussion moderated by 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.  Blight is the author or editor of a dozen books, including American Oracle: The Civil War in the Civil Rights Era; and Race and Reunion: The Civil War in American Memory; and annotated editions of Frederick Douglass’s first two autobiographies. Books are available for sale and signing courtesy of Smithsonian Enterprises.


October 4, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:15 pm