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Starr Center for the

Study of the American Experience

Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom A talk by David Blight

Date: 5:30pm EST February 7, 2019

RESCHEDULED FROM NOVEMBER 12, 2018. Master historian David Blight shares his major new biography — the first in more than a quarter century — of a brilliant author, activist, orator, and statesman.

Douglass, born enslaved on the Eastern Shore, escaped bondage to become one of the greatest Americans of his era. Blight is Professor of American History at Yale University, as well as Director of the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition. His books and online courses have won him widespread acclaim and earned the Bancroft Prize and the Lincoln Prize, among other honors.

*At these events, autographed copies of the book will be available at half the regular cover price for Washington College students.

The Starr Center explores the American experience in all its diversity and complexity, seeks creative approaches to illuminating the past, and inspires thoughtful conversation informed by history.