Historian David Blight to speak at Flushing Library


On Saturday, November 16 at 2 p.m., historian David W. Blight will host an author talk at Flushing Library.

He will discuss his Pulitzer Prize-winning biography “Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom.”

The event is in partnership with the Lewis Latimer House Museum.

Blight is expected to discuss what prompted him to pursue the story of Frederick Douglass, who escaped slavery and became one of the leading orators, writers and abolitionists of his time.

The conversation will shed light on Douglass’ involvement to free George Latimer, the father of inventor and Flushing resident Lewis Latimer, who was arrested after he escaped slavery.

Queens Public Library CEO Dennis Walcott will introduce Blight, while Hugh Price, the great nephew of Lewis Latimer, will give opening remarks.

Get your free tickets to this event here.

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