Lecture & Reception with David W. Blight, Ph.D

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Lecture & Reception with David W. Blight, Ph.D

Dr. Blight’s address will include the importance of Frederick Douglass and his relevance today.

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Linden Place 500 Hope Street Bristol, RI 02809

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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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On Sunday February 26, 2023 at 3 pm, in the ballroom at Linden Place, a keynote address will be presented by David W. Blight, Ph.D., author of Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom. Dr. Blight was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in History in 2019 for this work. He is currently Sterling Professor of History, Yale University and the Director of The Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition. Dr. Blight’s address will include the importance of Douglass and his relevance today, and will also touch on the crucial roles that libraries, museums, historians and teachers have in presenting full, inclusive, honest and accurate histories. As Dr. Blight once said: “American history is a deep river. (Current events) remind us that history is never finished and we have to keep crossing over this river, with all the honesty and truth we can muster from the spirituals and the blues, from historical knowledge, and from our greatest storytellers and poets.” The 3 pm talk will be preceded by an author’s reception, including refreshments, inside Linden Place from 2pm-3pm.

Tickets for the Keynote program are $35, $30 for Linden Place members. Tickets for the author reception and program are $55, $50 for members.


2:00 PM - 3:00 PM


3:00 PM - 4:30 PM