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Brick Market Book Club: Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom by David W. Blight
February 4 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Join the Newport Historical Society on Monday, February 4, 2019 at 5:30pm at the Museum of Newport History & Shop at 127 Thames Street, Newport, RI for a free Brick Market Book Club discussion of Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom by David W. Blight.
In this remarkable biography, David Blight has drawn on new information held in a private collection that few other historians have consulted, as well as recently discovered issues of Douglass’s newspapers. Blight tells the fascinating story of Douglass’s two marriages and his complex extended family. Douglass was not only an astonishing man of words, but a thinker steeped in Biblical story and theology. There has not been a major biography of Douglass in a quarter century. David Blight’s Frederick Douglass affords this important American the distinguished biography he deserves.
This book is available at the Museum of Newport History & Shop or online with always $1 domestic shipping at ShopNewportHistory.com.