Virtual Author Summer Series: A Conversation with David Blight

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    David W. Blight is Sterling Professor of American History at Yale University and director of the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at Yale. His book, Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom, won the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for history. Blight drew on new information held in a private collection that few other historians have consulted, as well as recently discovered issues of Douglass’s newspapers.

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