Free Lecture on Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom
Historian and Pulitzer Prize winner Dr. David Blight will present a virtual lecture on his award-winning book, hosted by Stages of Freedom.
Historian and Pulitzer Prize winner Dr. David Blight will present a virtual lecture on his award-winning book Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom on Friday, October 9 at 6 p.m. The lecture will conclude with an African American spiritual by the New York City Schiller Chorus. The event is hosted by Stages of Freedom, a nonprofit organization that provides African American programming for the entire community, teaches swimming to Black children; and empowers inner-city youth through cultural opportunities. Register for the event online and learn more about the organization at stagesoffreedom.org.
“Blight is the foremost Douglass scholar in the world. His biography elegantly and powerfully brings Douglass to life,” says Ray Rickman, co-founder and executive director of Stages of Freedom. Blight will speak about Douglass’ extraordinary ability to build a Black and White coalition to dismantle slavery, and will explore what he did in and for the state of Rhode Island.
Rickman believes it is important that people attend this virtual talk to learn about the positive impacts Douglass made as an abolitionist in the nineteenth century, which can help us understand the racial inequality in our current society.