An online forum on the life and legacy of Frederick Douglass.
by Manisha Sinha, David W. Blight, Chris Shell, Leigh Fought, Noelle Trent, Neil Roberts, Christopher Bonner via Black Perspectives on November 30, 2018
Black Perspectives, the award-winning blog of the African American Intellectual History Society (AAIHS),is hosting an online forum on Frederick Douglass on the occasion of the 200th anniversary of his birth. Organized by Brandon R. Byrd (Vanderbilt University), the online forum uses the 200th anniversary of Douglass’s birth as an opportunity to highlight commemorative, critical reflections, and assessments of Douglass’s ideas and legacy. The forum will feature an interview with Kenneth B. Morris, the great-great-great grandson of Frederick Douglass (and the great-great-grandson of Booker T. Washington). It will also feature essays from Neil Roberts (Williams College); Manisha Sinha (University of Connecticut); David Blight (Yale University); Leigh Fought (Le Moyne College); Noelle Trent (National Civil Rights Museum); and Christopher Bonner (University of Maryland, College Park). The forum began on Monday, November 26, 2018 and concluded on Friday, November 30, 2018.