february, 2022

07feb(feb 7)7:00 pm(feb 7)7:00 pmThe Fire of Frederick Douglass: A Presentation by Richard Bell- VirtualLocation(s):Rockville Memorial


Event Details

Join us for this fascinating talk where we’ll explore Frederick Douglass’ impact upon our modern struggle to advance the cause of black freedom in the United States.

Frederick Douglass was a visionary—a prophet who could see a better future that lay just beyond reach. His talents were nothing short of extraordinary, and he put his exceptional gifts to use in the service of freedom, driving American slavery into the grave. In this talk, we’ll explore this many-sided man’s life, family, and career, and consider his impact upon our modern struggle to advance the cause of black freedom in the United States.

Richard Bell is Professor of History at the University of Maryland and author of the book Stolen: Five Free Boys Kidnapped into Slavery and their Astonishing Odyssey Home which was a finalist for the George Washington Prize and the Harriet Tubman Prize. He has held major research fellowships at Yale, Cambridge, and the Library of Congress and is the recipient of the National Endowment of the Humanities Public Scholar award and the 2021 Andrew Carnegie Fellowship. He serves as a Trustee of the Maryland Center for History and Culture and as a fellow of the Royal Historical Society.

Sponsored by Friends of the Library, Rockville Memorial Chapter.

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