ONLINE CLASS: Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom (2129)

Six Wednesdays: February 3, 10, 17, 24, March 3, 10, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Price: 
$150 (10% off for members)

A truly self-made man, author, statesman, diplomat and international antislavery and human rights activist Frederick Douglass is one of the towering figures in US indeed in western history. Born to an enslaved mother at Holme Hill Farm in Maryland’s Eastern shore he died at Washington, DC’s Anacostia. We will follow his amazing life using David Blight’s Pulitzer Prize winning biography as our guide. Issues of constitutionalism, slavery, reconstruction, racism, the rights of women, wage labor, colonialization, the role and responsibility of whites, the duty of African Americans, respectability and the rights of Washingtonians will be covered. Six Wednesdays: February 3, 10, 17, 24, March 3, 10, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Online Class.

Required Text:

Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom, by David Blight (9781416590323)

Recommended Texts:

The Speeches of Frederick Douglass: A Critical Edition, by Frederick Douglass, edited by John R McKivigan, Julie Husband and Heather L.
Kaufman (9780300192179)

The Portable Frederick Douglass, by Frederick Douglass, edited by John Stauffer and Henry Louis Gates (9780143106814)

Maurice Jackson teaches History, African American and Jazz Studies at Georgetown University. Before coming to academe he worked as a longshoreman, shipyard rigger, construction worker and for many years as a community organizer in Washington. He is author of Let This Voice Be Heard: Anthony Benezet, Father of Atlantic Abolitionism and co-editor of African-Americans and the Haitian Revolution, of Quakers and their Allies in the Abolitionist Cause, 1754-1808 and of DC Jazz: Stories of Jazz Music in Washington. Jackson wrote the liner notes to 2 jazz CDs by Charlie Haden and Hank Jones: Steal Away: Spirituals, Folks Songs and Hymns and Come Sunday. He was a member of the Georgetown University Slavery Working Group that made recommendations about how GU must atone for its slave past. He spent the 2019-2020 academic year teaching at the GU campus in Doha, Qatar. He is completing Halfway to Freedom: The Struggles and Strivings of Black Folks in Washington, DC.

REFUND POLICY: Please note that we can issue class refunds up until seven (7) days before the first class session.

Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom Cover Image
$22.00
ISBN: 9781416590323
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Published: Simon & Schuster - January 7th, 2020

The Speeches of Frederick Douglass: A Critical Edition Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780300192179
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Yale University Press - October 23rd, 2018

The Portable Frederick Douglass Cover Image
By Frederick Douglass, John Stauffer (Editor), John Stauffer (Introduction by), Henry Louis Gates (Editor), Henry Louis Gates (Introduction by)
$23.00
ISBN: 9780143106814
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Penguin Classics - September 27th, 2016