Human Rights and Civil Rights

Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom

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January 24, 2020

David Blight, Larycia Hawkins

Hosted by Bill Antholis

Winner of the 2019 Pulitzer Prize in History, David Blight's "Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom" is, in the words of The Pulitzer Prizes, "A breathtaking history that demonstrates the scope of Frederick Douglass’ influence through deep research on his writings, his intellectual evolution and his relationships. Blight discusses his book and larger issues of race in America as part of UVA's 2020 Community MLK Celebration.