Frederick Douglass: The Struggle for Freedom and Civil Rights.

 

Frederick Douglass: The Struggle for Freedom and Civil Rights

Bicentennial Celebration Featured Presentations by

Prof. Christine Kinealy

CCRC Presents “Frederick Douglass: The Struggle for Freedom and Civil Rights” Bicentennial Celebration, featuring presentations by Prof. Christine Kinealy, Director, Ireland’s Great Hunger Institute, Quinnipiac University and Nettie Washington Douglass, Co-founder and Chairwoman, Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives, February 23, 2018, Craig Chapel, Seminary Hall, Drew University, Madison NJ.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Director, Ireland’s Great Hunger Institute, Quinnipiac University

Nettie Washington Douglass

CCRC Presents “Frederick Douglass: The Struggle for Freedom and Civil Rights” Bicentennial Celebration, featuring presentations by Prof. Christine Kinealy, Director, Ireland’s Great Hunger Institute, Quinnipiac University and Nettie Washington Douglass, Co-founder and Chairwoman, Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives, February 23, 2018, Craig Chapel, Seminary Hall, Drew University, Madison NJ.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Co-founder and Chairwoman, Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives

February 23, 2018    12 pm   |   Craig Chapel, Seminary Hall

In this unique program, renowned historian Christine Kinealy spoke about Douglass’s time in Ireland, and Nettie Washington Douglass, a descendant of Douglass and Booker T. Washington, discussed the work of preserving his legacy.

Frederick Douglass was born into slavery in Maryland, but by age 20 he escaped to the north, emerging as a great civil rights leader.  In 1845, he wrote his life story: Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave. Written by Himself. To avoid capture, 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.

 

Co-Sponsors: Center on Religion, Culture and Conflict, Drew Theological SchoolThe Freedom School Initiative, Pan-African Studies