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Black History Month Lecture
Friday, February 17, 2017
6:30 – 8:30 PM
Registration is encouraged but not required.
Contact LeRonn Herbert at: (410) 216-6180 or

Please join the Banneker-Douglass Museum as we celebrate Black History Month! We will be introducing a new lecture series entitled “Black History Speaks.”  Our first guest lecturer will be Dr. Celeste-Marie Bernier as she presents her lecture “Struggles for Liberty: The Lives, Loves, and Letters of Frederick Douglass and His Family.” Taking root out of my decades of research, this talk will shed light, for the first time, on the original, unpublished – and even in some case believed to be non-existent – letters, speeches, and essays, and writings authored not only by Frederick Douglass himself but by his daughters and sons: Rosetta Douglass-Sprague, Charles Douglass, Lewis Henry Douglass, Frederick Douglass, Jr., and Annie Douglass. While the fight for freedom fought by the father is known far and wide, the “struggles for liberty” endured by Douglass’s own family members has yet to be told. More revealingly still, the Frederick Douglass that emerges from the pages of his own sons’ and daughters’ writings is a very different Frederick Douglass and one we have all “yet to meet.”

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