First Wednesdays

A Humanities Lecture Series, October through May

Picturing Frederick Douglass: The Nineteenth Century’s Most Photographed American

Professor of English and African American Studies at Harvard John Stauffer shares excerpts and images from his new book Picturing Frederick Douglass, presenting Douglass as a pioneer in photography, both as a stately subject and prescient theorist who understood the power of the nascent art form.

This video was recorded at the Norwich Congregational Church in Norwich, VT on February 1, 2017.