Frederick Douglass’ Immense Mark on History

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Why Douglass Matters: A Bicentennial Symposium


In collaboration with the Jack Miller Center, Linfield College’s Frederick Douglass Forum on Law, Rights, and Justice will hold the inaugural conference of our new Pacific Northwest Initiative, part of a series of conferences and events in the region focused on American political thought. The Pacific Northwest Initiative is made possible by a generous grant from MJ Murdock Charitable Trust.

Friday, April 27, 2018 • 9:00AM-4:45PM
 Nicholson Library • Linfield College 

Professor Nicholas Buccola, JMC faculty partner and director of the Frederick Douglass Forum, is conducting an exciting event on the importance of Frederick Douglass’ political thought. Conference participants include faculty from around the Pacific Northwest region, and the event is open to students and the public. JMC fellow Diana Schaub will present on “Learning to Love Lincoln: Frederick Douglass’ Journey from Grievance to Gratitude.”

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This Bicentennial Symposium is part of the Jack Miller Center’s Pacific Northwest Initiative: Advancing Education in America’s Founding Principles and History. Thanks to the generous grant from MJ Murdock Charitable Trust, JMC is working with faculty to organize exciting campus events in the region. The Initiative also provides programs, conferences and other opportunities for professors in the PNW—all to help them make a difference in the education of their students.

JMC’s current PNW partner programs are on campuses including Linfield College, the University of Alaska-Anchorage, Carroll College, George Fox University, the University of Montana, and Boise State University.



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