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Frederick Douglass: A Bicentennial Tribute

November 27, 2018 at 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

To celebrate the 200th birthday of abolitionist, author, statesman, and orator Frederick Douglass, Emory Libraries will host a live reading of selections from his speeches, editorials, and letters. Presenters will include Emory University faculty and staff, Atlanta community members, and one of Douglass’ direct descendants. Oscar-winning actor Louis Gossett Jr. is to send a video message.

6-7 p.m.: Reception and viewing of related exhibition “Building Emory’s African American Collections,”
Schatten Gallery in the Woodruff Library

7:30-9 p.m.: Program of readings and remembrances