Back Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom with David W. Blight

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Wednesday, February 15—Frederick Douglass’s first recorded speech, “I Have Come to Tell You Something About Slavery,” inaugurated a five-decade career as the fiery, eloquent champion of abolition and emancipation, equal rights and human dignity. Join David W. Blight, Douglass’s Pulitzer Prize–winning biographer and editor of a revelatory new LOA collection, for an exploration of the genius of an extraordinary man who escaped slavery to become one of the greatest orators and writers in American history.

You can read an edited transcript of Blight’s remarks here.

We thank our promotional partners: the Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers and Harvard University’s Hutchins Center for African and African American Research.

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