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Burke Book Club

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

2020-07-16 15:00:00 2020-07-16 16:30:00 America/New_York Burke Book Club Virtual

Thursday, July 16
3:00pm - 4:30pm

Add to Calendar 2020-07-16 15:00:00 2020-07-16 16:30:00 America/New_York Burke Book Club We are taking our monthly book club discussion online. Join us for a critical discussion of Frederick Douglass's Narrative, first published in 1845. Virtual

We are taking our monthly book club discussion online. Join us for a critical discussion of Frederick Douglass's Narrative, first published in 1845.

Born a slave, Frederick Douglass educated himself, escaped, and made himself one of the greatest leaders in American history. Writing with the eloquence and fierce intelligence that made him a brilliantly effective spokesman for the abolition of slavery and equal rights, Douglass shapes an inspiring vision of self-realization in the face of monumental odds.

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave published seven years after his escape, was written in part as a response to skeptics who refused to believe that so articulate an orator could ever have been a slave. A powerfully compressed account of the cruelty and oppression of the Maryland plantation culture into which Douglass was born, it brought him to the forefront of the anti-slavery movement and drew thousands, black and white, to the cause.

A zoom account is not required to join, but a microphone is. Most mobile devices have microphones installed. If you're using a desk top, most webcams also have microphones built in.  You will need to register for this class in order to get the meeting link.

If you have questions about the program or need help with set up, please reach out to Caroline at cpak@alexlibraryva.org. 

 

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