Friday, 27 November 2009

Frederick Douglass Commemoration Project in Leeds

From the Frederick Douglass Commemoration Project in Leeds

There will be a series of lunch time and evening talks and events taking place from 30 November to 4 December 2009, to commemorate the visit of Frederick Douglass to Leeds in 1859.

Frederick Douglass, the anti-slavery activist visited Britain on a number of occasions to promote the cause of abolition. As an enslaved African who successfully liberated himself, he became a key figure in the Abolitionist movement. The week of activities commemorates his visit to Leeds 150 years ago and the inspirational speech he gave at the Music Hall on Albion Street.

"No man can put a chain about the ankle of his fellow man without at last finding the other end fastened about his own neck."

Frederick Douglass

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