The Center for Black Literature & The Black History Month Committee at Medgar Evers College, CUNY
Douglass Relative Lloyd Weaver and Best-Selling Author Herb Boyd to Discuss the Douglass Legacy in the Era of Trump
Monday, February 26, 2018
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Edison O. Jackson Auditorium
Medgar Ever College, CUNY
1638 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11225
FREE and open to the public.
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Lloyd Weaver will share keen insights on the personal and political life of Douglass and on the implications on his legacy today. Weaver will also share insights on Anna Murray Douglass, abolitionist and first wife of Frederick Douglass—insights not previously known. She was very instrumental in facilitating Douglass’ escape from slavery and his rise to prominence as an esteemed writer, orator, and abolitionist.
The program will also feature award-winning author and journalist Herb Boyd. Boyd will provide a framework for the importance of the Douglass legacy in the age of Trump. The discussion with Mr. Weaver will be moderated by Dr. Brenda M. Greene, Executive Director of the Center for Black Literature.