Thursday, January 25, 2024, 7 pm at Lexington Depot – Frederick Douglass and the Reimagination of American Democracy in the Civil War Era: An Evening with Historian David Blight

Tickets: $20 ($15 for students, teacher, and members of the Lexington Historical Society)

Sponsored by the Lexington Lyceum Advocates, the Association of Black Citizens of Lexington (ABCL), and the Lexington Historical Society

Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David Blight will explore Frederick Douglass’s role as a prose poet of democracy, from his transformation as an advocate of the proslavery Constitution to the antislavery Constitution in the 1850s and how he interpreted the revolutionary transformations of emancipation and Reconstruction.

David Blight is Sterling Professor of History and Director of the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at Yale University. He is the author of several highly acclaimed books, including Race and Reunion: The Civil War in American Memory and Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom, which won the Pulitzer Prize for history.

Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom will be available for sale and signing at the event.