David W. Blight, PhD—Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom
David W. Blight, PhD
Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom
David W. Blight, Sterling Professor of History and Director of the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at Yale University, will discuss his Pulitzer Prize winning book, Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom, the definitive biography of the most important African-American of the nineteenth century.
[Recorded May 17, 2021.]
David W. Blight, PhD, is a teacher, scholar and public historian. At Yale University he is Sterling Professor of History, joining that faculty in January, 2003. As of June, 2004, he is Director, succeeding David Brion Davis, of the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition. In October of 2018, Simon and Schuster published his new biography of Frederick Douglass, entitled, Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom, which garnered nine book awards, including the Pulitzer Prize, the Francis Parkman Prize, the Bancroft Prize, and the Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize. Blight works in many capacities in the world of public history, including on boards of museums and historical societies, and as a member of a small team of advisors to the 9/11 Memorial and Museum team of curators.
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