‘Strike for Freedom’ Exhibition Tour

11:30 am - 12:30 pm
National Library of Scotland
George IV Bridge
Edinburgh, Midlothian EH1 1EW

Our new Treasures display, opening on Thursday 4 October, charts the life and work of Frederick Douglass with previously unseen letters, speeches and photographs of the Douglass family. Born into slavery in 1818, self-emancipated author and activist Frederick Douglass is the most famous freedom-fighter in US history. Arriving in Edinburgh in 1846, he became 'Scotland's antislavery agent' and campaigned for social justice. Professor Celeste-Marie Bernier, Chair of Black Studies at the University of Edinburgh, leads tours of the display which reveals the romance, tragedy, hope, despair, love, war, protest, and friendship in the lives of the Douglass family as they worked together for a new dawn of freedom. Numbers are limited to 10 per tour.

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