David W. Blight discusses his biography Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom with Ta-Nehisi Coates
Book sales: begin at 4:30
Program start time: 5:00pm
The Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition, the History Department at Yale, and the Yale University Art Gallery celebrate the release of David W. Blight’s new biography, Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom (Simon & Schuster 2018). Join us for a stimulating conversation in the Yale University Art Gallery’s lecture hall. Within the context of Frederick Douglass’s development as a thinker, activist, and political figure, Professor Blight (Class of 1954 Professor of American History at Yale and Director of the Gilder Lehrman Center) will discuss the book with author Ta-Nehisi Coates.
Courtesy of Atticus Bookstore and Café, both authors’ books will be available for sale at the end of the program. Professor Blight will be available to sign copies of his book.
Security Info: Bring as few personal items as possible. No bags, backpacks, sharp objects, liquids, umbrellas, or signs will be permitted.