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February 23, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Featuring presentations by

Prof. Christine Kinealy, Director, Ireland’s Great Hunger Institute, Quinnipiac University

Nettie Washington Douglass, Co-founder and Chairwoman, Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives

February 23, 2018  12pm-2pm

Craig Chapel, Seminary Hall

Frederick Douglass was born into slavery in Maryland. At the age of 20, he escaped to the north, where he quickly established himself as a talented speaker and writer.  In 1845, Douglass wrote his life story: Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave. Written by Himself. To avoid capture and a return to slavery, he travelled to Europe, spending much of his time in Ireland. In 1847, he returned to America, his freedom having been “purchased” by female abolitionists.

In this unique program, renowned historian Christine Kinealy will speak about Douglass’s time in Ireland, and Nettie Douglass, a descendant of Frederick Douglass, will discuss the work of preserving his legacy.

Sponsored by Drew University Center on Religion, Culture and Conflict and Theological School 


February 23, 2018
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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