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2020 Webinar on Frederick Douglass, Sept. 24-25

VIDEO: Keynote Address by David W. Blight

7 p.m.

Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom
David W. Blight, Sterling Professor of History, of African American Studies, and of American Studies
Yale University

Special Introduction by
Edward L. AyersTucker-Boatwright Professor of the Humanities and President Emeritus
University of Richmond

 

 

VIDEO: Frederick Douglass's America--And Ours

11 a.m.—Noon  

Chair and Moderator
Corey D. B. Walker, Wake Forest Professor of the Humanities
Wake Forest University

Women in the World of Frederick Douglass
Leigh Fought, Associate Professor of History
Le Moyne College

Frederick Douglass's Constitution
James Oakes, Distinguished Professor of History
The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Faith and Political Transformation
Melvin L. Rogers, Associate Professor of Political Science
Brown University

 

VIDEO: Statesmanship in Frederick Douglass's Life and Thought

1—2 p.m.

Chair and Moderator
Julian Maxwell Hayter, Associate Professor of Leadership Studies
University of Richmond

The Political Imagination of Douglass's The Heroic Slave
Nolan Bennett, Assistant Professor of Political Science
University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

Douglass and Lincoln
Lucas Morel, John K. Boardman, Jr. Professor of Politics
Washington & Lee University

Frederick Douglass: The Agitator as Statesman
Peter Myers, Professor of Political Science
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

 

VIDEO: The Political Thought of Frederick Douglass

2:30—3:30 p.m.

Chair and Moderator
Dan Schillinger, Postdoctoral Associate and Lecturer in the Humanities
Yale University

Liberty and Responsibility in the Thought of Frederick Douglass
Nick Buccola, Elizabeth & Morris Glicksman Chair in Political Science and Founding Director, Frederick Douglass Forum on Law, Rights, and Justice
Linfield University

Political Thought in the Shadow of Frederick Douglass
Neil Roberts, Chair and Professor of Africana Studies and Faculty Affiliate in Political Science and Religion
Williams College

Aspirational American Exceptionalism
Lucy Williams, Assistant Professor of Political Science
Brigham Young University

 

VIDEO: Closing Remarks and Dialogue with Edward L. Ayers

4—4:30 p.m. 

David W. Blight, Sterling Professor of History, of African American Studies, and of American Studies
Yale University

Edward L. Ayers, Tucker-Boatwright Professor of the Humanities and President Emeritus
University of Richmond



Contact Information

Daniel Palazzolo
Co-director

Terry L. Price
Co-director

Katherine Rockwell
Administrative Coordinator
(804) 484-1560