Archive for August, 2014
“The Many Faces of Frederick Douglass,” Dr. Celeste-Marie Bernier, Sept. 19, 2014 [Maryland State House Old House of Delegates Chamber
As an individual who was not only a household name but a household image in the nineteenth century, Frederick Douglass made repeated appearances across countless photographic portraits, engravings, lithographs, paintings and sculpture created by both Black and white
artists. Recognising the racist forces at work in the typically grotesquely caricatured visual incarnations produced by white artists, Douglass remained at war against the intellectual, aesthetic, social, moral and political damage resulting from attempts to commodify and objectify not only his own physicality but the corporeal realities of black women, children and men more generally. This lecture will introduce audiences to Douglass’ lesser and even unknown appearances in fine art and popular images.
Maryland State House
Old House of Delegates Chamber
Friday, September 19, 2014
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Frederick Douglass took care of “All money orders and letters on business” for launch of The Commoner
The Commoner, Vol. 1, No. 1., 10 Sept., 1875, p. 2
Chronicling America’s entry for The Commoner.
Thanks, friend, for kind wishes, kind thoughts and kind words. They smooth the rough places and lighten the shade. And teach tho’ life’s journey seem useless and dreary, it’s struggles for naught to the soul sick and weary. That perhaps in some nook of God’s world, it has “paid.” And so after all it were well that t’were made.
Always sincerely you[r] friend
Frederick Douglass Papers at the Library of Congress, 1881, Jan. – Jun.; Image 3 & 4 (Series: General Correspondence)