Frederick Douglass Bicentennial News Notes (mid-January 2018)

FD 200With the absence of any national website, institution, newsletter / journal or society organized around Frederick Douglass and while the Frederick Douglass Bicentennial Commission exists on paper, in the interest of Douglass news here are a couple of stories that may be of interest to Douglassonians.

‘Network to Freedom’: Historical society, library seek to organize James Congdon’s historical records”

  • News on processing of personal papers of Abolitionist James Bunker Congdon of New Bedford and Douglass statue planned for New Bedford. [South Coast Today. Steve Urbon, @SteveUrbonSCT]

Exhibit to explore Frederick Douglass’ visit to Ireland

  • A Connecticut museum dedicated to Irish history is launching an exhibition focusing on the time Frederick Douglass spent in the country in the 1840s. [AP]

New York Historical Society — Frederick Douglass Council Event 

  • Feb. 13, 2018: A Special Celebration Honoring the 200th Anniversary of the Birth of Frederick Douglass


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