FOURTH ANNUAL JAMES P. JONES LECTURE
Department of History, Florida State University
WRITING FREDERICK DOUGLASS’S LIFE: WHY AND WHY NOW?
David W. Blight, PhD Yale University
Class of 1954 Professor of American History
Director of the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition
Blight’s books include annotated editions, with an introductory essay, of Frederick Douglass’s second autobiography, My Bondage and My Freedom, Robert Penn Warren’s Who Speaks for the Negro, and the monograph, American Oracle: The Civil War in the Civil Rights Era. Blight is also the author of A Slave No More: Two Men Who Escaped to Freedom, Including their Narratives of Emancipation.
James P. Jones retired in 2014 after 57 years in the Florida State University History Department. He taught classes on the history of the American Civil War and World War II and remains one of FSU’s most acclaimed teachers. Jones is the author of “Black Jack:” John A. Logan and Southern Illinois in the Civil War Era, Yankee Blitzkrieg: Wilson’s Raid.
March 23, 2017—5PM Rendina Room FSU Alumni Center
1030 West Tennessee Street, Tallahassee, FL
FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY
This event is open to the public. This lecture is proudly presented by the Department of History. For information, contact Julie Register at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 5:00pm to 7:00pm
FSU Alumni Association (AWC), Rendina Room
1030 W Tennessee St., Tallahassee, FL
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