Read Smart Book Discussion - Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom by David Blight


Thursday, September 26, 2019
7:00pm to 8:00pm

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  • Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27605

Event Description

Dr. David Zonderman of NC State’s Department of History will lead a discussion of this Pulitzer Prize-winning work that demonstrates the scope of Frederick Douglass’ influence through deep research on his writings, his intellectual evolution and his relationships. Dr. Zonderman will be focusing on the following parts of the book; the Introduction, Chapters 7, 13-15, and 17-22, which cover Douglass' rise as an abolitionist speaker and the Civil War.

The book was selected as one of The New York Times Book Review’s 10 Best Books of 2018. Blight will be the featured speaker during NC State’s History Weekend on October 5.

Read Smart is a collaboration between the NC State University Libraries and Cameron Village Regional Library.


Contact Information

Marian Fragola

Admission Information

Free and open to the public.


If you require a disability-related accommodation to participate in this event, please contact Marian Fragola at or 919-513-3481 to arrange services. Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time to meet your access needs​.

"Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom" by David Blight