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"I have come to tell you something about Slavery"

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The Frederick Douglass Centre, Newcastle University

Newcastle Helix

Newcastle upon Tyne

NE4 5TG

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“I have come to tell you something about Slavery” (2019 Martin Luther King Memorial Lecture)

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Newcastle University invites you to the inaugural Public Lecture at The Frederick Douglass Centre, named in honour of the 19th Century abolitionist and social reformer, Frederick Douglass, whose freedom from slavery was bought by the Richardson family of Summerhill Square, close to the site occupied by the building today.

This event is an opportunity to hear from eight of this country's leading experts on the life of Frederick Douglass. The panel will discuss the historic links between slavery, Newcastle upon Tyne and the United Kingdom and to explore lessons for contemporary society.

Chair: Dr Fionnghuala Sweeney (Senior Lecturer in American Literature, Newcastle University)

Panellists:

  • Professor Bridget Bennett (Professor of American Literature and Culture, University of Leeds)
  • Norma Gregory (Author and historian)
  • Dr Hannah-Rose Murray (Leverhulme Early Career Research Fellow, University of Edinburgh)
  • Jade Montserrat (Stuart Hall PhD Scholar, University of Central Lancashire)
  • Alasdair Pettinger (Author)
  • Professor Alan Rice (Professor in English and American Studies, University of Central Lancashire)
  • Dr Anita Rupprecht (Principal Lecturer, University of Brighton)

The discussion will be followed up by questions from the audience.

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Newcastle University Staff, Students and members of the public are all welcome to attend.

Guests are invited to enjoy a complimentary drink and canapes after the event.

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