The Lost History of Frederick Douglass in the Mountain State

The Lost History of Frederick Douglass in the Mountain State

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The Lost History of Frederick Douglass in the Mountain State
Free · WVU Potomac State College

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Learn about the Lost History of Frederick Douglass in the Mountain State
Internationally known, in life and afterlife, on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean as an author, orator, abolitionist, suffragist and American reformist, the history and placement of Frederick Douglass in the growing academic field of Appalachian Studies has not been considered and recognized until now.
Following the Civil War, Frederick Douglass made more than a half-dozen visits across West Virginia from the Eastern Panhandle to the Northern Panhandle to the Kanawha River Valley, including speaking in the communities of Harpers Ferry in Jefferson County, Martinsburg in Berkeley County, Wheeling in Ohio County and Parkersburg in Wood County. During these travels throughout the Mountain State Douglass was hosted by and spoke alongside newspaper publishers and editors, politicians who led the way to legislatively creating West Virginia and leaders within local Black communities from journalists to college faculty to clergy.
Learn about the lost history of Frederick Douglass as a trustee of Storer College, West Virginia’s first HBCU (Historically Black College & University), traveler on local railroads, keynote speaker at emancipation celebrations and as an associate of notable West Virginians Governor Arthur Boreman, J. R. Clifford, Archibald W. Campbell and other mountaineers at this groundbreaking presentation by Douglassonian scholars John Muller and Justin McNeil of Lost History Associates from Washington, D.C., just down the Potomac River.
“The Lost History of Frederick Douglass in the Mountain State” will be publicly presented for the first time at Potomac State College. The evening’s talk, followed by a Q&A, will include maps, prints, letters, newspapers, photographs and more to provide a visual telling of the expansive history of Frederick Douglass in West Virginia and his connections to Mountaineers.

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Date: December 1, 2021
Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm

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