[Blackstudies-l] Fwd: Oct 5 event, College at Brockport, One Million Abolitionists

Emilye Crosby crosby at geneseo.edu
Sun Oct 1 15:32:20 EDT 2017


> 
> Thur, Oct. 5, 7:30 pm in McCue Auditorium Liberal Arts Building, “One Million Abolitionists”  <https://www.brockport.edu/daily_eagle/view_item.php?id=12114>
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> The History Department at the College at Brockport, State University of New York, would like to invite everyone to the 40th Anniversary Sig and Nadine Synnestvedt Memorial Lecture.
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> Speakers
> Kenneth B. Morris, Jr.
> (Co-Founder & President, Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives)
> Bio: Ken is descended from two of the most important names in American history: He is the great- great-great-grandson of Frederick Douglass and the great-great-grandson of Booker T. Washington. In 2012, Ken received the honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters from the University of La Verne.
> 
> Robert J. Benz
> (Co-Founder & Executive Vice President, Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives)
> Bio: Robert is responsible for policy, programming, and strategic development at Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives, a public charity that endeavors to create a modern Abolitionist Movement in schools all over the country. He was a founding partner in the PROTECT human trafficking training and education program in the state of California.
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> The theme of the talk, “One Million Abolitionists,” refers to the speakers’ desire to promote the history and legacy of the antebellum-era antislavery fight as well as the current fight against human trafficking. With the Synnestvedt lecture funds, we will buy copies of the $4 edition of the book Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass: An American Slave to give out free of charge. At the book signing reception after the lecture, students can have their copies signed by the authors, one of whom is descended from Frederick Douglass (1818–1895). Any remaining books after the talk will be donated to local high school classes. We hope to help put as many copies of Douglass’s book as possible into the hands of young people as we near the 200th anniversary of this civil rights icon’s birth.
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> This event is free for everyone. No advance registration is required. Free parking is available on campus after 7pm. Please invite your friends, relatives, and anyone else who might be interested in human trafficking and civil rights issues. If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Takashi Nishiyama (tnishiya at brockport.edu <mailto:tnishiya at brockport.edu>). We hope to see you all there!
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