Along with millions of people of color and abolitionists, Haiti inspired Douglass to fight for freedom in America. His lifelong relationship to Haiti culminated in his service as United States Minister to Haiti in 1889 to1891.
Local film producer Marvin Jones will speak about Frederick Douglas’s service as U.S. Minister to Haiti and provide an overview of the island’s history during the 19th century.
The lecture builds upon two Chowan Discovery Group offerings, HAITI’S FORTS OF FREEDOM and HAITI AND THE CIVIL WAR.
6:30 – 8:00 PM
Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library
7420 Georgia Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. 20012