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Frederick Douglass 200th Birthday Celebration Events

Join the Museum of African American History for an illuminating series of talks and performances in honor of Frederick Douglas’s 200th Birthday Anniversary.


Author Talk: If I Survive

Dr Celeste-Marie Bernier (University of Edinburgh)

September 16, 5pm @ Athenaeum Great Hall



Living History with Guy Peartree as Frederick Douglass

September 22- Multiple Events

11 am: Arrival on New Bedford Ferry (Steamship Warf)

12 pm: Presentation in Athenaeum Great Hall

2 pm: Douglass Remarks and Concert at the African Meeting House



Lecture: Enduring Friendship between Frederick Douglass and Nantucket’s Anna Gardner

Barbara White

September 23, 5pm @Athenaeum Great Hall



Read-Aloud of Douglass’s Autobiography

October 13, 10 am-Noon @ Athenaeum Great Hall



Author Talk: Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom

Dr. David Blight (Yale University)

October 14, 4pm @ Athenaeum Great Hall

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