Audio recording of event on Tuesday 30 January 2018
In this talk at the National Library, Dr Celeste-Marie Bernier traced the life of 19th-century author and activist Frederick Douglass.
Born into slavery, Douglass was reborn into freedom as the 'Black Douglas' out of the 'prison house of bondage'.
He travelled the USA as well as Scotland, Ireland, Wales, and England in a lifelong fight for social justice. In his search for a new surname, Douglass was inspired by Sir Walter Scott's 'Lady of the Lake'.
Dr Bernier is Professor of Black Studies at the University of Edinburgh.
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