Faculty and students are invited to an upcoming program, American Diversity and Frederick Douglass – Lessons from the Prophet of Freedom, featuring a discussion with David Blight, the renowned biographer of Douglass, and Kenneth Morris, Jr., a fourth generation descendant of Douglass and co-founder/president of Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives. The event includes a panel discussion on Douglass’ legacy in the 21st century, a dialogue between David Blight and Kenneth Morris, and a book signing with author David Blight, author of Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom.
Join us for an exciting program on the life and meaning of Frederick Douglass, America’s Prophet of Freedom. This is a rare opportunity to learn about Douglass’s exceptional life and its meaning from some of the nation’s leading experts.
The first 40 faculty and/or students to register and attend will be eligible for a free copy of David Blight’s book, Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom. You will be able to pick up your book the day of the event.
Schedule (come to one or all!)
10 am - 11 am - Panel 1: Frederick Douglass: A Prophet of Freedom for the 21st Century - This session includes insights on Douglass’s legacy in the 21st century from a variety of educators and community leaders who have worked on the Douglass Bicentennial.
11 am - 12 pm - Panel 2: A Conversation on America’s Prophet of Freedom with David Blight and Kenneth Morris, Jr.
Immediately following the panel - Book signing with David Blight.
Jointly sponsored by College of Liberal Arts (CLA), Department of History (CLA), Faculty Career Development in the Innovative Learning Institute, The Caroline Werner Gannett Chair in Digital Humanities, the School for Individualized Study, and the Center for Statesmanship, Law and Liberty.