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Adams Lecture: David Blight

Presented by Salem Athenaeum at Tabernacle Church, Salem MA

Nov 18 2019
Adams Lecture: David Blight

Historian David Blight, author of “Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom,” and winner of this year’s Pulitzer Prize in History, is the 2019 Adams Lecturer.

In his remarkable Pulitzer Prize-winning biography, David Blight has drawn on new information held in a private collection that few other historians have consulted, as well as recently discovered issues of Douglass’s newspapers. Blight tells the story of Douglass’s two marriages and his complex extended family. Not only an astonishing man of words, Douglass was a thinker steeped in Biblical story and theology. There has not been a major biography of Douglass in a quarter century. David

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