Event Date and Time
Adele H. Stamp Student Union, Atrium

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.