September 18, 2012
2012 Frederick Douglass Symposium

A two-day event on Oct. 4 and 5 will observe and assess the significance of Life and Times of Frederick Douglass. This is the third and most inclusive autobiography by the Frederick Douglass Papers, a unit of the IU School of Liberal Arts at Indianapolis’ Institute for American Thought. Douglass (1818-1895), was a runaway slave and became an internationally recognized speaker, reformer, journalist and diplomat.

On Oct. 4, you can expect a keynote address by Professor David W. Blight, the Class of 1954 Professor of American History at Yale University, and a book launch party.

On Oct. 5, the Symposium on Rediscovering the Life and Times of Frederick Douglass will begin 8:30 a.m.

This event is free and sponsored by the IU School of Liberal Arts at Indianapolis and its English and History departments, the IUPUI Arts and Humanities Institute, and the Indiana University Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

The 2012 Fredrick Douglass Symposium also received an Indiana Humanities grant.

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