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Irvington Historical Society Presents Talk on Frederick Douglass

December 3 @ 7:00 pm8:00 pm

At the Annual Meeting of the Irvington Historical Society on December 3, 2021, the featured speaker will be Yale University Sterling Professor of History David W. Blight. His talk is entitled “Frederick Douglass in His Times and Our Own,”  based in part on his book “Frederick Douglass – Prophet of Freedom”, which won the Pulitzer Prize for History in 2019.

From 1840s to the end of his life in 1895 at age of 77, Frederick Douglass attained international fame as an unparalleled abolitionist, feminist, educator, editor, diplomat and orator.  He was the most photographed American of the Nineteenth Century, and it is likely that more Americans heard Douglas speak than any other public figure of his time.  He lived to see Black emancipation, to work actively for women’s rights long before they were achieved and the triumphs and tragedies of Reconstruction.  He also lived to the age of lynching and Jim Crow laws, when America collapsed into retreat from the very victories in race relations he had helped win.  His remarkable life spanned the area, and he saw great advancement and great loss for his causes.

The program will begin at 7:00 p.m. at the Irvington High School Auditorium, 40 North Broadway.

Admission is free free and there will be a book signing

Masks and proof of vaccination are required for entry.

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Date:
December 3
Time:
7:00 pm–8:00 pm

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Irvington Historical Society
Phone:
914-591-1020
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