Picturing Frederick Douglass

Speaker / Presenter: 

Professor Zoe Trodd
Tuesday, September 29, 2015 -
4:10pm to 5:30pm
Williams Hall, Roemmele Global Commons
Picturing Frederick Douglass: 
The Most Photographed American of the 19th Century 
 
Professor Zoe Trodd
American Literature, Department of American and Canadian Studies , University of Nottingham
Founding Co-director of the Centre for Research in Race and Rights
Co-Director of the University’s Research Priority Area in Rights and  Justice
 
Did you know that black abolitionist Frederick Douglass was the most photographed American in his time? 
 
Douglass used the camera and these photographs as his "social media" - #picturethat! 
 
Douglass employed the camera as a weapon in the abolitionist struggle to reinvent black masculinity, citizenship, and counter racist iconography.