Black Atlantic Authorship and Art (1818-2018)

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference


Following the unveiling ofthe Frederick Douglass commemorative plaque on 15th November 2018, a two-day international symposium on "Black Atlantic Authorship and Art (1818-2018)" was held at the National Library of Scotland and the University of Edinburgh. The conference is part of Celeste-Marie Bernier's greater "Our Bondage and Our Freedom" project. The symposium featured six panels (The World of Frederick Douglass; Art, Protest and Female Empowerment; Bearing Witness, Inscribing Identities and Creating Legacies; Black Lives, Black Histories and Black Futures; Frederick Douglass and Transnational Antislavery Activism; Black Literary and Cultural Legacies in the Long Nineteenth Century), two African American Freedom-Fighters City Walking Tours and a plenary lecture by Professor George Lipsitz (University of California Santa Barbara). Celeste-Marie Bernier acted as organiser of the conference and presented a paper titled "‘Read Reflect Act:' Radicalism and Revolution in the Frederick Douglass Family Writings".
Period16 Nov 201817 Nov 2018
Event typeConference
LocationEdinburgh, United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational