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Frederick Douglass was born into slavery in Talbot County, Maryland, around 1818; the exact date of his birth was unknown to him, but he chose to mark it on February 14. After escaping from Baltimore to the North, he became a key figure in the fight for freedom for Black Americans.
In honor of his 200th birthday, this exhibit highlights some of his many publications, drawn from the Sheridan Libraries’ special collections. First editions of his memoirs published in 1845 and 1855, an 1851 volume of one of the three newspapers he edited, and a scattering of speeches he gave, printed up as pamphlets, demonstrate Douglass’s intellectual brand of activism and his savvy approach to communication.
This exhibit will be on view Monday through Friday, 10 am to 5 pm (Tuesdays til 8 pm), in the Special Collections Reading Room window, through March 2.
Presented by: The Winston Tabb Special Collections Research Center
Gabriele Ferrario, Johns Hopkins University
Humanities Stories from Across Hopkins
Learn about the cutting edge faculty research taking place at Johns Hopkins University Krieger School of Arts and Sciences. Topics include Egyptian archaeology, African American authors, filmmaking, and sociological studies.
Announcements from the Institute
If you’re passionate about social change and political movements, don’t miss Nonprofit Career Week: Feb. 12-15. Meet with alumni working for think tanks with various viewpoints, network with local and national nonprofits hiring interns, find out how to work in education without teaching, and connect at the Nonprofit Internship and Career Fair on Feb. 15…. Read more »
The Johns Hopkins University Krieger School of Arts and Sciences is proud to announce the new Mellon Foundation Humanities Collaboratory Fellowship. This fellowship provides doctoral graduate students at JHU the opportunity to join in a teaching and research collaboration with the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) that initiates students into undergraduate humanities research while… Read more »
Dean’s Undergraduate Research Awards (DURA) are available for students working on relevant humanities and social sciences research projects that specifically utilize primary source materials in the rare book, manuscript, and archival collections of the Sheridan Libraries at JHU. These collections span 5,000 years of rare and unique objects and texts, from ancient cuneiform tablets and… Read more »