Pop-Up Exhibition of Materials by and about Frederick Douglass at the SCRC

Jan. 22, 2024, 11 a.m.

head and shoulders black and white photo of Frederick Douglass
Portrait of Frederick Douglass from Julia Griffiths, ed., Autographs for Freedom (Auburn, NY, 1854), p. 250. Rare Book and Printed Materials Collection, SCRC, Syracuse University Libraries.

In honor of Douglass Day, Syracuse University Libraries’ Special Collections Research Center (SCRC) is hosting a pop-up exhibition, “I’m Still a Radical Abolitionist,” showcasing materials by and about Frederick Douglass on Wednesday, February 14th from 2-4 p.m. in the Spector Room on the 6th floor of Bird Library.

Douglass Day celebrates Frederick Douglass (1818-1895), a leader of the American abolitionist movement, on his chosen birthday. The pop-up exhibition will showcase a selection of materials pertaining to Frederick Douglass and his life, including his three autobiographies, speeches, and a selection of letters in Douglass’s own hand from the Gerrit Smith Papers and Sylvester Rosa Koehler Correspondence.

Attendees will have the opportunity to view and engage with the items on display. This event is open to the public, and SCRC staff will be on hand to answer questions about the materials on view and the Center.

The same day, the Syracuse Humanities Center will be hosting the National Douglass Day “transcribe-a-thon” on the first floor of Bird Library, in the Peter Graham Scholarly Commons (Room 114) from 12:00 – 3:00pm.

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