Prophet of Freedom: Frederick Douglass

Saturday, May 4 | 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
  • ASL Interpreted programming
  • History
  • Outdoor (Free)
  • Race/Identity

2019 Pulitzer Prize winner David Blight interviewed by Otis R. Taylor Jr.

Frederick Douglass was arguably the most important African American of the nineteenth century, an escaped slave who became the greatest orator of his day and one of the leading abolitionists and writers of the era. Come hear from David Blight, American history scholar and author of the new, definitive biography “Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom,” which just won the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for history. The book also was selected as a Top Ten Book of 2018 by the New York Times and numerous other outlets. San Francisco Chronicle columnist Otis R. Taylor, Jr. interviews Blight and helps uncover this towering figure that Blight calls “thoroughly and beautifully human.”

This program will have ASL interpreters.

San Francisco Chronicle Stage in the Park