Tuesday, February 4, 2020; 12:30 – 2:00 pm
Kelvin Smith Library, 2nd floor, O’Neill Reading Room
Frederick Douglass was a Martin Luther King, Jr. of the 19th century. Both men were ambassadors for their platform, the Abolitionist and Civil Rights movement. A century apart, they fought for racial equality based on principles set forth in our founding documents, the United States Constitution and the Declaration of Independence. We will hear excerpts from both men from their writings and speeches while on visits to Cleveland, Ohio.
A panel discussion will follow to compare the spoken words a century apart of each historical leader and how we can build on their issues that we continue to confront today.
Please join Kelvin Smith Library for this inspiring presentation!