Frederick Douglass’s Dream for a Multiracial America
with David W. Blight
Thursday, April 16, 2020
4 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
Following the Civil War, Douglass thought a multiracial utopia was within reach. This mini master class will explore “The Composite Nation,” his 1869 speech which offers a blueprint for a multicultural America.
David W. Blight teaches American history at Yale University and is one of the nation’s foremost authorities on the US Civil War and its legacy. He is the author of many books, including Race and Reunion: The Civil War in American Memory, which won eight awards, among them the Bancroft Prize, the Abraham Lincoln Prize, and the Frederick Douglass Prize. His Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom won the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for History.