Nov
16
Sat
Talk with David W. Blight, Author of Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom @ Queens Public Library at Flushing (Auditorium)
Nov 16 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Talk with David W. Blight, Author of Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom @ Queens Public Library at Flushing (Auditorium) | New York | United States

Queens Public Library and Lewis Latimer House Museum Present:
Talk with David W. Blight, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author of Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom
Join us for a presentation with the historian David W. Blight about his 2019 Pulitzer Prize-winning biography Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom. Blight, a history professor and director of the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at Yale University, will discuss what prompted him to pursue the story of the escaped slave who became one of the leading orators, abolitionists, and writers of his era. The conversation will also touch upon Douglass’s involvement in the fight to release George Latimer – the father of inventor and Flushing resident Lewis Latimer – whose struggle for freedom became a pivotal case for the abolitionist movement in Massachusetts.
Books will be available for sale and signing.

Writing on Race & Immigration: An Evening of Memoir @ Lewis Latimer House Museum
Nov 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Writing on Race & Immigration: An Evening of Memoir @ Lewis Latimer House Museum | New York | United States

This fall, a group of 8 writers gathered at the Lewis Latimer House Museum to explore the topics of race & immigration. We will celebrate the conclusion of the workshop with readings by the participants. Join us to hear the incredible stories they have to tell. Friends, family, and others welcome!

This event and the Writing on Race & Immigration workshops are hosted by a partnership of Newtown Literary and Lewis Latimer House Museum.

Nov
23
Sat
Community Conversation on Democracy from Humanities NY in Kew Gardens @ Victorian Admin Building at Maple Grove Cemetery
Nov 23 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Community Conversation on Democracy from Humanities NY in Kew Gardens @ Victorian Admin Building at Maple Grove Cemetery | New York | United States

Join us for a free Conversation on Democracy from Humanities NY sponsored by the Friends of Maple Grove. Read an historic article from Humanities followed by a discussion. Light refreshments; free parking on cemetery grounds.