Classic Readings: Frederick Douglass

Rev. Dr. Joanne Braxton

Although a member of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church for most of his life (and later Metropolitan A.M.E. here in DC), abolitionist and statesman Douglass was drawn to religious liberalism and often attended All Souls. Douglass was himself a preacher and his preacherly style informs his best-known text, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave: Written by Himself. We’ll discuss the life and work of this great leader and consider what message it holds for us today.

May 1 and 15, 7-9 pm
Wednesday, May 1, 2019