"Frederick Douglass: Assaulter of Our Minds, Troubling Guide in Our Present"

April 27, 2021 - 7:00 pm
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Amherst College Assistant Professor of Black Studies and History Mary Hicks will moderate a discussion with David Blight, Sterling Professor of American History at Yale University and author of the 2019 Pulitzer Prize-winning biography Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom, on the resonance of the life of Frederick Douglass for today’s national conversation about the nature and promise of American democracy.

This virtual event is part of the President’s Colloquium on Race and Racism, a series that centers the voices of scholars studying intersections of race and American democracy. This event is supported by the Victor S. Johnson Lecture Fund, established for the president to bring to Amherst lecturers in the best tradition of the liberal arts.

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