• Date and time: Tuesday 12 March 2019, 6pm to 7pm
  • Location: Bowland Auditorium, Berrick Saul Building, Campus West, University of York (Map)
  • Admission: Free admission, booking not required

Event details

York Centre for the Americas Lecture

The University of York Centre for the Americas is delighted to welcome David W. Blight for a public discussion of his brand new landmark biography, Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom (Simon & Schuster, 2018). Hailing from Flint, Michigan, Professor Blight is a teacher, scholar, and public historian. He teaches at Yale University, and is the award-winning author and editor of numerous books on the history of U.S. memory, slavery, and abolition.

Professor Blight will be introduced by the UofY Professor Jim Walvin, and in conversation with Lecturer in Modern American History, Dr David Huyssen.

"A NEW YORK TIMES, WALL STREET JOURNAL, and TIME TOP 10 BOOK OF THE YEAR

The definitive, dramatic biography of the most important African American of the nineteenth century: Frederick Douglass, the escaped slave who became the greatest orator of his day and one of the leading abolitionists and writers of the era."

Venue details

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Hearing loop