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Frederick Douglass: A Bicentennial Tribute

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Schatten Gallery, Woodruff Library and Cannon Chapel

Emory's main campus

515 South Kilgo Circle Northeast

Atlanta, GA 30307

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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 Oscar-winning actor Louis Gossett Jr., Emory University faculty and staff, Atlanta community members, and one of Douglass' direct descendants.

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
Cannon Chapel
515 S. Kilgo Circle NE
Atlanta, GA 30307

Co-sponsored by the Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, and the Consulate General of Ireland. Image: Engraving of Frederick Douglass as a young man, from his autobiography "My Bondage, My Freedom" (1855). Rose Library’s rare book collection.

Parking is available in the Fishburne deck. For disability-related accommodations, please contact Emory Libraries events manager Maya Cody in advance at 404-727-7620 or maya.cody@emory.edu.

*Photo Release: By registering for this event, I understand that photos and video will be taken at the event, and agree to the terms of the Emory University photo release policy. Please email Library Events for questions.

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Schatten Gallery, Woodruff Library and Cannon Chapel

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515 South Kilgo Circle Northeast

Atlanta, GA 30307

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