Activity: Participating in or organising an event types › Public Engagement – Public lecture/debate/seminar
To mark Black History Month West Dunbartonshire Libraries are hosting an event on Frederick Douglass who was one of the great figures of the abolitionist movement. After escaping from slavery Frederick Douglass became a national leader of the abolitionist movement in Massachusetts and New York.
This event will include a talk on the history of the African American "struggle for liberty" in Scotland by tracing the transatlantic tours of Ida B. Wells-Barnett, Josiah Henson, Sarah Parker Remond, as well as Frederick Douglass. We will also screen the 20-minute documentary, Strike for Freedom: Frederick Douglass in Scotland and this will be introduced by Celeste-Marie Bernier, Professor of Black Studies and Personal Chair in English Literature at the University of Edinburgh and filmmaker and producer Parisa Urquhart.