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Saturday, October 19 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
History Keynote

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We are proud and honored to present historian David W. Blight to speak about his Pulitzer Prize–winning biography, Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom. Blight’s biography is as remarkable as his subject. In vivid prose, he examines the life of one of American history’s towering figures: a former slave who achieved international fame as an abolitionist, author, orator, political philosopher, and women’s rights advocate. Douglass was a prophet for the destruction and rebirth of the nation, and he lived to see it happen. He also lived to see the promise of Emancipation betrayed by Reconstruction, Jim Crow laws, and the reign of terror against blacks. Join us to hear David W. Blight speak about the extraordinary life and genius of Frederick Douglass. After a brief talk, Blight will be interviewed by Harvard professor Elizabeth Hinton, author of From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime.

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Elizabeth Hinton

Elizabeth Hinton is a professor of history and African American studies at Harvard University. Her articles and op-eds have appeared in the Journal of American History, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Nation, Time, and other publications. Hinton co-edited The New Black... Read More →

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David W. Blight

David W. Blight is a teacher, scholar, historian, and book reviewer. He is the author of Race and Reunion, American Oracle, A People and A Nation, and multiple annotations and introductory essays. His latest book, Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom, is a Pulitzer Prize–winning... Read More →

Saturday October 19, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Church of the Covenant 67 Newbury St, Boston, MA, 02116