Sign up for continental news and offers

Whats On

Frederick Douglass & The White Negro - Friday 29th October – 7.30pm – Free

Friday, 29 October 2010 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

Frederick Douglass and the White Negro - Friday 29th October – from 7.30pm – Free entry

Screening as part of Black History Month celebrations, the film Frederick Douglass and the White Negro (Camel Productions) is introduced by UCLAN's Dr Alan Rice, Reader in American Cultural Studies. The slave turned abolitionist Frederick Douglass, born circa 1817 in Maryland, spent his childhood teaching himself and others literacy, escaping violent slavery after 3 attempts. At 23 years old, Douglass conquered his nervousness and delivered his first speech about his rough life as a slave at the Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society's annual convention in Nantucket. He subsequently travelled far and wide as an abolitionist, and was published in many languages. Dr Rice will present a hugely relevant story of the movement from the injustice of slavery toward civil rights.

 

«  
  »
M T W T F S S
1
 
2
 
3
 
4
 
5
 
6
 
7
 
8
 
9
 
10
 
11
 
12
 
13
 
14
 
15
 
16
 
17
 
18
 
19
 
20
 
21
 
22
 
23
 
24
 
25
 
26
 
27
 
28
 
29
 
30
 
31