1879 photograph by George K. Warren of American abolitionist, orator, author, statesman, and reformer Frederick Douglass
(Temperance, MI) In conjunction with Black History Month, Monroe County Community College's Whitman Center in Temperance will be hosting the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History traveling exhibit entitled "Frederick Douglass from Slavery to Freedom: the Journey to New York City."
The exhibit can be viewed Monday - Thursday from 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m., Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., and Saturday 8:00 a.m. - noon.
The exhibit traces the life of Frederick Douglass as a slave and during his journey to freedom, and is based upon excerpts from the African American abolitionist's autobiography. The exhibit highlights the role of literacy in enabling Douglass to resist bondage and, after gaining freedom, to champion civil rights for all Americans.
The Whitman Center will also host a talk by historian Janet Rozick on the Underground Railroad on February 27 from 3:00-4:00 pm in Room 4. Rozick, who is staff historian for the Toledo Metroparks system, is a knowledgeable speaker who has devoted a considerable portion of her academic career to the Railroad, and I recommend the talk for all age groups.