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Frederick Douglass: Author, Abolitionist, Activist

June 2021: Mark will be among the lecturers for a new virtual Lifelong Learning series

sponsored the Indiana University Alumni Association. His presentation, "Frederick Douglass: Author, Abolitionist, Activist," is scheduled for June 10, 2021. Although he has taught Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass many times, this will be the first time Mark has given a public lecturer on this giant of American literature. Here is a short description of what's in store:

Credit: Mike Licht,

The United States has come a long way since Frederick Douglass escaped slavery, wrote his story, and became a leading abolitionist—but recent tragedies and rhetoric show there is still much work to be done. What can we learn from Douglass? In this lecture, we will explore the

life and work of one of America’s greatest voices for freedom, equality, and education, not only for African-Americans, but also for others facing oppression in the nineteenth century. We will see some of the trials and triumphs of his life as a slave, sample some brilliant and moving passages from his slave narrative, explore his work as a newspaper editor and activist, and consider takeaways that we can use to make a better, more inclusive America in our own day.

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