It is not light that we need, but fire; it is not the gentle shower, but thunder. We need the storm, the whirlwind, and the earthquake. #frederickdouglass
It is not fire that is needed, it is not a gentle shower, but thunder. We need the storm, the whirlwind, and earthquake. #frederickdouglass #downwith45
Exhibition ‘Omar Victor Diop: Liberty / Diaspora’, at Autograph Art Center, London (UK).
Through Nov. 3rd, 2018.
The artist reinterprets historical moments and portraits, linked to revolts and black struggle in Africa and the diaspora, exploring what unifies and defines these universal fights for freedom and human rights.
1. ‘Liberty’ series
2. ‘Diaspora’ series
3. ‘The Railway Workers of Dakar, 1938 and 1947’
4. ‘The Women’s War, 1929’
5. ‘Trayvon Martin, 2012’
6. ‘Aline Sitoe Diatta, 1944’
7. ‘Selma, 1965’
8. ‘Frederick Douglass, 1818-1895’
9. ‘Diaspora’ series
10. Autograph Art Center.
Curators Renée Mussai & Mark Sealy.
#OmarVictorDiop @omar_viktor #Liberty #Diaspora #Autograph #AutographGallery @autographabp #ReneeMussai #MarkSealy #RivingtonPlace #London #igersLondon #ContemporaryArt #Photography #HumanRights #BlackResistance #BlackProtest #Memory #Freedom #BlackIdentity #Dakar #TrayvonMartin #AlineSitoeDiatta #Selma #FrederickDouglass #African #Artist #Senegalese #SenegaleseArtist #ArtCenter #ExhibitionView
Happy Friday, Panthers! Look at all of these events going on today as part of the Frederick Douglass Power of Words Festival! #frederickdouglass
*There are no scheduled events at the #Atheneum
today, but THIS WEEKEND come help us celebrate the 200th year of Frederick Douglass' birth!
Living History: Frederick Douglass Visits Nantucket
- Guy Peartree, a Massachusetts-based storyteller who has been performing historical characterizations of Douglass since 1989, will deliver a talk as the famous abolitionist. Following his speech, the group is invited to walk to the African Meeting House at Five Corners. At 2PM there will be a reading of a proclamation from the board of selectmen, a Q&A with Frederick Douglass and a concert of traditional music.
A Lasting Friendship: Anna Gardner & Frederick Douglass
- NHA research fellow Barbara White presents a lecture on the friendship between Nantucket's Anna Gardner, an abolitionist, educator and Quaker activist, and Frederick Douglass. The two met on Nantucket in 1841, when he was 23 and she was 25, when Douglass was on the island to address the Nantucket Anti-Slavery Society; Anna was the Society's secretary. They became lifelong friends.
Friday Hours: 9:30AM-5PM
#nantucketatheneum #africanmeetinghouse #nha #ACKhistory #frederickdouglass200 #frederickdouglass #islandlibrary #freeprograms #loveyourlibrary
This is part of one of the four new drawings we recently acquired by Meleko Mokgosi, a New York-based artist originally from Botswana. The drawings were exhibited at the Rochester Contemporary Art Center’s No Soil Better Frederick Douglass exhibit. The pieces are called Untitled (Drawings for Frederick Douglass), 2018. Each is a rubbing of one of the plinths from the Frederick Douglass statue at Highland Bowl, with annotations and commentary from the artist.
Frederick Douglass at The National Harbor
Want to get involved in the Frederick Douglass power of Words Festival? Check out what is going on today! #frederickdouglass
Despite being "the 19th century’s most photographed American", documentary records about Frederick Douglass are difficult to locate and bring together. Join us Saturday, September 22 at 12 p.m., as we host a free conversation about these challenges, featuring scholars from the University of Rochester, the Smithsonian's Anacostia Community Museum, and the Eastman Museum.
Admission to the conversation and to the museum is free on September 22 as part of Museum Day.
John Howe Kent (American, 1827–1910). Frederick Douglass, January 26, 1874. Albumen silver print. George Eastman Museum, gift of Donald P. Tucker.
Check out the events today that are part of the Frederick Douglass Power of Words Festival! #frederickdouglass
I will not give up on my dreams. Nothing comes easy... and nothing is more enjoyable than achieving something that you have worked hard for. It can only make your success that much sweeter. Keep striving for your goals and absorb every lesson that accompanies your struggle. Happy wednesday. #nothingcomeseasy #frederickdouglass #positivevibes
"Whether at home or abroad, I will never forget the very kind manner I was received in Limerick" - having spent two weeks in the city as part of a four month stay in #Ireland
, these were just some of his own thoughts on the experience. Frederick Douglass is known to have given an inspirational speech at what is now @thebutterylimerick
on Bedford Row. #Limerick
had active links to the slave trade with merchant families involved in their transportation from the West Indies, but with this there were also mass antislavery protests in Limerick including a boycott of products related to slavery, including sugar. “Oh what a transition it was to be changed from the state of a slave to that of a free man!” He said, summing up his stay "Whether at home or abroad, I will never forget the very kind manner I was received in Limerick" - having spent two weeks in the city as part of a four month stay in Ireland, these were just some of his own thoughts on the experience. Douglass is known to have given an inspirational speech at what is now the butter on Bedford Row. Limerick had active links to the slave trade with merchant families involved in their transportation from the West Indies, but with this there were also mass antislavery protests in Limerick including a boycott of products related to slavery, including sugar. “Oh what a transition it was to be changed from the state of a slave to that of a free man!” He said, summing up his stay here. #frederickdouglass #munster #historybuff #wildatlanticway #irelandsancienteast
Love this! My friend @where_the_h
commissioned a mural design for her students to paint. Here’s the rough blocking, she’s got some talented middle schoolers that will paint all the nifty details! #frederickdouglass #panthers
The Mayor of New Bedford, MA issued a proclamation to commemorate the 180th anniversary of the arrival of Frederick and Anna Johnson on Sep 17, 1838 in the city. This was just two weeks after he escaped from slavery in Baltimore. Having just married in NYC prior to their arrival, they would begin their lives together taking on the new surname, Douglass. Henceforth, Sep 17th will be forever known as #FrederickDouglass
Day (w/Kristin Leary).
Back when i had the time to sit and sketch! This is why i got into shooting photos. It’s like a faster way to capture the beauty of an object or person. Shout out to Frederick Douglass and Ossie Davis for their work! I hope i did them well with these black and whites!
Check out what is going on today as part of the Frederick Douglass Power of Words Festival! #frederickdouglass
"Black Abolitionist David Ruggles helped a runaway slave from Maryland survive to become Frederick Douglass.He opened the first black-owned bookstore; started a circulating library;published the first magazine by an African American;helped found the NYC Committee of Vigilance, a group that prevented blacks from being kidnapped and sold into the South.He published bounty hunters' names. He was a chief conductors of the Underground Railroad. #undergroundrailroad #undergroundrailroadmuseum #frederickdouglass