Mapping Frederick Douglass

February 7, 2018

"Highways, Byways, and Railways: Mapping Frederick Douglass' Journey in Britain"

February 7 at 2:30pm in Bass Library, L01

African American abolitionists made an indelible mark on nineteenth-century Britain. Their lectures were held in famous meeting halls, taverns, the houses of wealthy patrons, theatres, and churches across the country. Britons inevitably and unknowably walk past sites with a rich history of black activism every day. In this talk, Hannah-Rose Murray will discuss what digital humanities methods offer social historians, particularly when it comes to making activist histories more visible. 

Hannah-Rose Murray received a Ph.D. from the Department of American and Canadian Studies at the University of Nottingham and is currently a Fellow at the Gilder Lehrman Centre at Yale University. 

The event is open to the public. All are welcome to attend!

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