In this remarkable new biography of great American orator and abolitionist Frederick Douglass, historian David W. Blight has drawn on new information from both a private collection and recently discovered issues of Douglass’s newspapers. The first major biography of Douglass in a quarter century tells the fascinating story of Douglass’s two marriages, his complex extended family, and his fierce support of the Republican party together with black civil and political rights. An eloquent man, and a thinker steeped in Biblical story and theology, Douglass became the most famed and widely traveled American orator of his time.
This program is made possible with funding from the Lowell Institute. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, registration requested at http://osmhoct15-18.bpt.me.
Book sales and signing will follow the lecture.
Certain books were “banned in Boston” at least as far back as 1651, when one William Pynchon wrote a book criticizing Puritanism.