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Henrietta Post
  • RIT hosts Civil War scholar for lecture on Frederick Douglass

  • In recognition of Frederick Douglass' impact on the Civil War, and in honor of the 150th anniversary of the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, the Rochester Institute of Technology is hosting one of the country’s premier Civil War scholars

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  • In recognition of Frederick Douglass' impact on the Civil War, and in honor of the 150th anniversary of the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, the Rochester Institute of Technology is hosting one of the country’s premier Civil War scholars.
    David Blight, professor of American history, will speak at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 20, in RIT’s Golisano Hall auditorium, as this year’s Frederick Douglass lecturer. The event is free, open to the public and a reception and book signing will follow. His talk is titled “Frederick Douglass: Person of the Year for 1862.”
    The Frederick Douglass Lecture was inaugurated in 2003 by RIT’s Department of History to honor the life and accomplishments of Rochester resident and famed African-American reformer Frederick Douglass, who called the city home for nearly 20 years.
    For more information visit rit.edu/news.

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