Women in the World of Frederick DouglassSunday June 2, 2019
2:00 PM until 3:30 PM
Most people know about Frederick Douglass, the former slave, abolitionist, and freedom-fighter whose autobiography remains a monument in nineteenth-century American literature. But, what about the women behind the man who made his life and legacy possible?
Leigh Fought, author of the award-winning Women in the World of Frederick Douglass and professor of history at Le Moyne College, will tell the story of the important women who created and supported Frederick Douglass, including his mother and grandmother, slave-mistresses, two wives, and the many activist women who kept the movement for human rights alive.
The program is part of the Rising Towards Unity, a series of events that seeks to raise awareness of the influential role history of slavery continues to play in the United States as we struggle to achieve a more equal, just, and peaceful society. Rising Towards Unity is a project of the Friends of the Grafton Public Library, the Grafton Historical Society, the Grafton Public Library, and the Unitarian Universalist Society of Grafton & Upton.
Location: Community Barn, 36 Wheeler Road, North Grafton MA
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