Fri Feb 16, 2018 4:30pm – 6:30pm

Frederick Douglass at 200: The Life Behind the Times

Sponsored by: Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition

Frederick Douglass is one of the greatest nineteenth century American thinkers, writers, and orators. Join this discussion of that literary and political legacy through the story of Douglass’s sometimes turbulent personal life. Douglass scholars will explore his public and private worlds, including his children and extended family; his two marriages, one with Anna Murray Douglass and the other with Helen Pitts Douglass; his relationships with European women, Julia Griffiths and Ottilie Assing; and the rivalry and support rooted in his personal friendships in the United States and England. The panel will include a reading by M. Nzadi Keita of a selection of poems imagining the life of Anna Murray Douglass.

Admission: Free
Linsly-Chittenden Hall, Room 102- Yale University
63 High St
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