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The Life and Times of Frederick Douglass

March 15, 2018

David Blight, professor of American History at Yale University, will be lecturing on "The Life and Times of Frederick Douglass," keyed to his forthcoming biography of Douglass, one of America's greatest writers, orators, and reformers. (This lecture will be co-sponsored by Africana Studies, American Studies, History Department and The Writing Program)

David W. Blight
David W. Blight
Professor of American History at Yale University

David W. Blight is the Class of 1954 Professor of American History and Director of the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at Yale University. He is the author of numerous books, including A Slave No More: Two Men Who Escaped to Freedom; Race and Reunion: The Civil War in American Memory (for which he received the Bancroft, Abraham Lincoln, and Frederick Douglass prizes); and Beyond the Battlefield: Race, Memory, and the American Civil War. He is also the co-author of the bestselling American history textbook, A People and a Nation.