The renowned abolitionist, author and orator Frederick Douglass was the most photographed American of the 19th century. In conjunction with the National Portrait Gallery’s exhibition “One Life: Frederick Douglass,” this panel discussion will explore the ways Douglass used speeches, personal narrative and images to further his activism. Hear from the exhibition’s co-curators, John Stauffer, the Sumner R. and Marshall S. Kates Professor of English and of African American Studies at Harvard University, and Ann Shumard, the National Portrait Gallery’s senior curator of photographs. Joined by Kenneth B. Morris, Douglass’s great-great-great-grandson, they will discuss the freedom fighter’s ongoing legacy. Free – Registration Required.

Add to Calendar 20240328 America/New_York 8th and G Streets NW Washington DC 20001 A Conversation: The Enduring Legacy of Frederick Douglass