In celebration of the 200th anniversary of the birth of Frederick Douglass, distinguished professor of American history David W. Blight will deliver a public talk entitled, "'My Voice, My Pen, My Vote': Frederick Douglass - Legacies in Our Own Time."
Born into slavery on Maryland's Eastern Shore, Douglass became a leading crusader to abolish slavery and a tireless advocate for human rights and equality.
David Blight is a distinguished Professor of American History at Yale University and Director of the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition. He is the author of numerous award-winning books including Race and Reunion: The Civil War in American Memory (2001) and a new biography of Frederick Douglass to be published later this year.
This event is part of Douglass 200, a year-long initiative by the University of Maryland to commemorate the bicentennial of Frederick Douglass. For more information, contact kwichten [at] umd [dot] edu.