David Blight is 4th Jim Jones Lecturer
On March 23 at 5pm at the Rendina Room, FSU Alumni Center, David Blight will deliver the Department of History's 4th annual James P. Jones Lecture. Blight is Class of 1954 Professor of American History and Director of the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at Yale University. His books include annotated editions, with introductory essay, of Frederick Douglass’s second autobiography, My Bondage and My Freedom, Robert Penn Warren’s Who Speaks for the Negro, and the monograph, American Oracle: The Civil War in the Civil Rights Era. Blight is also the author of A Slave No More: Two Men Who Escaped to Freedom, Including their Narratives of Emancipation. Professor Blight's lecture is entitled "Writing Frederick Douglass's Life: Why and Why Now?"