The GLCs 20th Year Anniversary

David W. Blight & Ta-Nehisi Coates discuss Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom

The Gilder Lehrman Center expresses our great thanks to the Yale University Art Gallery, the Belonging at Yale initiative of the Office of the Secretary and Vice President for Student Life, and  Atticus Bookstore and Cafe for our recent event: David W. Blight and Ta-Nehisi Coates discussing Professor Blight’s new book, Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom (Simon & Schuster 2018). 

We are pleased to share a high-quality video of this extremely engaging program. See the event page link above for more information from the event and all related media. Limited wireless capacity in the venue diminished the quality of the live-streaming. The video quality is much better and we encourage you to view the program at your convenience. 


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