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Frederick Douglass and the Antislavery Movement in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky

May 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Frederick Douglass and the Antislavery Movement in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky
Tuesday, May 11, 2021 | 6:00 PM | Zoom

Dr. Robert K. Wallace will present highlights from the book he is currently writing on Frederick Douglass, Cincinnati Antislavery, and the Abolitionist Origins of the Republican Party. After establishing the key elements of this story on the Ohio side of the river, he will briefly discuss Douglass’s responses to the Margaret Garner tragedy, the antislavery journalism of W. S. Bailey in Newport, and the political career of Salmon P. Chase, for whom NKU’s law school is named.

Speaker Bio

Robert K. Wallace joined the English Department at Northern Kentucky University in 1972 after receiving his PhD from Columbia University. He is an interdisciplinary teacher, scholar, and curator with a specialty in Literature and the Arts. Professor Wallace currently teaches Honors Freshman English with an emphasis on Exploring the Arts. His rotation of upper-division courses currently includes Moby-Dick and the Arts, Emily Dickinson and the Arts, and Frederick Douglass and Cincinnati Antislavery.

Dr. Wallace is a past president of the International Melville Society and a founding member of the Melville Society Cultural Project at the New Bedford Whaling Museum. He was NKU’s Outstanding Professor in 1980 and became Regents Professor in 1991. In 2019 he received the Medallion Award from University of Kentucky Libraries for Lifetime Intellectual Achievement.

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This program is hosted by Northern Kentucky University’s Scripps Howard Center for Civic Engagement, as part of the [email protected] Lecture Series. Proud season partners include the Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center, Thomas More University, the Behringer-Crawford Museum’s Northern Kentucky History Hour, and the Northern Kentucky Forum.


May 11
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm