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"All in a blaze": African American Freedom-Fighters in Edinburgh

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Carrubbers Christian Centre

65 High Street

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A new Edinburgh World Heritage Lecture from Professor Celeste-Marie Bernier: "The Story of African-American Freedom-Fighters in Edinburgh"

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Last year’s ‘Strike for Freedom’ exhibition at the National Library brought to the public’s attention for the first time the remarkable story of anti-slavery campaigner Frederick Douglass and his time in Edinburgh. We are delighted that the curator of the exhibition, Professor Celeste-Marie Bernier, will give our Black History Month lecture this year on the little-known story of 19th-century African American authors and activists who had links to the city.

Professor Bernier is Personal Chair in English Literature and Professor of United States and Atlantic Studies at the University of Edinburgh. She will be signing copies of her biography of Frederick Douglass and his family If I Survive after the lecture. The publication maps the activism and writing career of Frederick Douglass and his sons, and contains full colour facsimile reproductions of over 80 previously unpublished speeches, letters, autobiographies and photographs.

Date: Tuesday 29 October 2019

Start time: 6pm

Lecture venue: Auditorium, Carrubbers Centre, 65 High Street, Edinburgh.

Duration: The lecture will run for around an hour, followed by a 45 minute reception for members of Edinburgh World Heritage at Trinity Apse.

There will be a members-only drinks reception after the lecture. If you would like to attend this event as a member, benefitting from our members' discount and an invite to the reception, please sign-up for membership online today!

The support we receive from our members makes an important difference in helping us conserve and promote Edinburgh’s extraordinary Old and New Towns World Heritage Site. By becoming a member, you will help us do even more for the city, as well as receiving discounts and priority access to our events. Full details of our members' events programme, please see our website.

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