Pam Schafler, Chair, and
Louise Mirrer, President & CEO
invite you to a
FREDERICK DOUGLASS COUNCIL EVENT
A Special Celebration
Honoring the 200th Anniversary of the Birth of Frederick Douglass
Join us for a conversation on the life of Frederick Douglass with
Author and op-ed columnist for the New York Times editorial board
David W. Blight
Civil War and Reconstruction historian
With a special gospel performance by vocal group
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 13
7 PM COCKTAILS | 7:30 PM DISCUSSION & PERFORMANCE
Frederick Douglass Event Committee
Sherry B. Bronfman
Reverend Malcolm J. Byrd
Ariana DeBose (of Summer: The Donna Summer Musical, Hamilton)
Dolores Mercedes Franklin
Henry Louis Gates Jr.
Jane Tillman Irving
Patrick A. Lespinasse
Bishop Dennis V. Proctor
Maurice Q. Robinson
Dr. Gregory Robeson Smith
L. Joy Williams
Learn about our upcoming exhibition
Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow
Cocktail reception compliments of
firstname.lastname@example.org OR (212) 873-3400 EXT. 357
David W. Blight is director of the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at Yale. He has edited Douglass's masterful recounting My Bondage and My Freedom to include a new introduction and annotations.
Brent Staples is a writer for the New York Times editorial board, covering a wide range of topics including politics, culture, race, education, and housing.
Just Friends vocal group includes Shelton Becton, Gail Blanche-Gill, A. Makea McDonald, Nedra Olds-Neal, Teresa Bowers Parker, and Jamet Pittman.