Saturday, February 4, 2017, 1pm (Snow date 3/25)
As the most photographed American of the 19th century, Frederick Douglass embraced the revolutionary medium of photography and its influence in shaping public opinion. The book, “Picturing Frederick Douglass” by John Stauffer examines how the abolitionist fought for the public image of African Americans across 50 years of photographs. Autographed copies of the book can be purchased at the event. This lecture marks the centennial birthday celebration for Frederick Douglass that took place in February of 1917 by the cities of Baltimore and Boston. John Stauffer is a professor of English and African and African American Studies at Harvard University. Among the leading scholars of the Civil War era, his writing has been nominated for a Pulitzer Prize.
For more information, or to RSVP please visit www.lewismuseum.org, or call 443.263.1816. The program is included with museum admission: $8 general admission or $6 for seniors over 65, youth from 7 to 17 and students with ID. Parking is available across the street in the Old Bay Parking Garage at 815 E. Pratt Street for a fee. Learn about parking, directions, and transportation options to the museum at http://www.lewismuseum.org/visiting/directions/
This event is co-sponsored with Baltimore City Historical Society
Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture
830 E. Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21202