Frederick Douglass: Advocate for Equality Exhibit

Frederick Douglass: Advocate for Equality Exhibit

We are proud to host the Frederick Douglass exhibit from Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. This traveling exhibition depicts the full trajectory of Douglass’ life from 1818-1895. From the abolition of slavery to the fight against Jim Crow, he challenged Americans to live up to the founding ideals of the United States. Born a slave in Talbot County on the eastern shore of Maryland in February 1818, Frederick Douglass lived twenty years as a slave and nearly nine years as a fugitive slave subject to capture. From the 1840s to his death in 1895, he attained international fame as an abolitionist, reformer, editor, orator of almost unparalleled stature, and author of three classic autobiographies.  Explore a digital overview of the exhibit.

The exhibit is located on the main floor near the Customer Service Desk, January 15 through February 9.



Check out these great titles selected for this exhibit:

Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass, an American slave

The portable Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass