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“Frederick Douglass’s American Identity Politics”

 Monday, January 18 at 1:00 PM ET

The story of Frederick Douglass is truly remarkable. He rose from slavery to become one of the greatest Americans in our history. After freeing himself from bondage, Douglass could not think of America as his country, but only as a source of endless oppression and exploitation. But over time, he came to revere the American Founding and to see the U.S. Constitution as “a glorious liberty document.” Today, when the history and Founding principles of America are increasingly neglected or even rejected, it is critical to recover Douglass’s moral and political vision.

We invite you to join us this Martin Luther King Jr. day for an Ashbrook Colloquium with Dr. Peter Myers, Professor of Political Science at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and Distinguished Graduate Faculty member in Ashbrook’s graduate program for American history and government teachers.

A recording of the event is below.