Location : WCML
Start date : 17th October 2012
End date : 17th October 2012
The Library marks Black History Month with a talk at 2pm by Natalie Zacek, Frederick Douglass and Manchester: a 'liberating sojourn'.
Douglass is celebrated for his activities in the abolitionist movement in the United States, but his visit to Manchester in 1846 was a crucial moment in the evolution of his thought on slavery, race, economics, and politics. This talk describes the centrality of Manchester and the North West in this radical transatlantic movement.
Natalie is Lecturer in History and American Studies at the University of Manchester.
All welcome; admission free; light refreshments after. The talk also forms part of the Library's continuing series 'Invisible hIstories'.