Archive for January 16th, 2019

Video: Frederick Douglass, 19th Century Civil Rights Activist: His Legacy Today @ National Archives (October 18, 2018)


Join us for a panel discussion in honor of the bicentennial of the birth of Frederick Douglass. The panel will explore the legacy of Frederick Douglass as well as contemporary issues related to his causes.

Moderated by John Whittington. Franklin, Senior Manager, Office of External Affairs, NMAAHC, Smithsonian Institution, panelists include David Blight, professor of history, Yale University; Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham, ASALH President and Chair, History Department, Harvard University; and Kenneth B. Morris, Jr., Co-Founder & President, Frederick Douglass Family Initiative. Frederick Douglass himself (portrayed by Phil Darius Wallace) will also appear.

Presented in partnership with the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site, the Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives, and the Association for the Study of African American Life and History.

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