As the most photographed American in the 19th century, Picturing Frederick Douglass by John Stauffer examines how the abolitionist, orator and leader embraced the revolutionary medium of photography and its influence in shaping public opinion. Across fifty years of photographs, Douglass fought for the public image of African Americans. This lecture is co-presented with the Baltimore City Historical Society.
The snow date for this event is March 25, 2017, 1pm.
About John Stauffer, Ph.D.
John Stauffer is a professor of English and African and African American Studies at Harvard University. Among the leading scholars of the Civil War era, he is the author or editor of eight books and more than 50 articles.
This program is free with the purchase of museum admission or museum membership. You may purchase tickets at the door.
$8 - General Public
$6 - Children 7-17, Students with ID, Seniors
Free - Museum Members, Children 6 and Under, Maryland Public School Teacher.
$7.00 validated parking is available across the street at the Old Bay PMI Garage at 815 E. Pratt Street (on the corner of Pratt and President Streets). Bring your ticket to the museum’s front information desk to have it validated. Free on-street parking and metered parking is also available throughout the Harbor East and Little Italy neighborhoods.