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Historian David Blight Lecture for Frederick Douglass Bicentennial

Adele H. Stamp Student Union, Atrium
Monday, February 5, 2018 - 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM

In celebration of the 200th anniversary of the birth of Frederick Douglass, distinghished profesor of American history, David W. Blight will deliver a public talk entitled, "My Voice, My Pen, My Vote:  Frederick Douglass's 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 include Race and Reunion:  The Civil Ware in American Memory (2001) and a new biography of Frederick Douglass to be published later this year. 

This free event is part of Douglass 200, a year-long initiative by the University of Maryland to commemorate the bicentennial of Frederick Douglass.