Monday, September 17, 2018 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Celeste-Marie Bernier reads from her work, "If I Survive: Frederick Douglass and Family in the Walter O. Evans Collection." If I Survive sheds light on the private life of Douglass the family man and collects many of his letters to and from his family for the first time. If I Survive situates the lives and works of Douglass and his family within the social, political, historical, and cultural contexts in which they lived and worked. Each unafraid to die for their cause, they dedicated their lives to the emancipation of the slave and to social justice by every means necessary.