Picturing Frederick Douglass


with John Stauffer, Ph.D., Harvard University

As the most photographed American of the 19th century, Frederick Douglass embraced the revolutionary medium of photography and its influence in shaping public opinion. Picturing Frederick Douglass by John Stauffer examines the abolitionist across fifty years of photographs, and how he fought for the public image of African Americans. This lecture is co-presented with the Baltimore City Historical Society.

The snow date for this event is March 25, 2017, 1pm. 

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About John Stauffer, Ph.D.
John Stauffer is a professor of English and African and African American Studies at Harvard University. Among the leading scholars of the Civil War era, he is the author or editor of eight books and more than 50 articles. His books include Giants: The Parallel Lives of Frederick Douglass & Abraham Lincoln (2008) a Boston Book club prize winner and The State of Jones (2009) co-authored with Salley Jenkins which was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. His other books include The Writings of James McCune Smith: Black Intellectual & Abolitionist (2006) and The Problem of Evil: Slavery, Freedom and the Ambiguities of American Reform (2006).


Date and Time
Saturday, February 4, 1:00 pm
Contact Information
For more information call 443-263-1800
Included with museum admission