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WGBH Forum Network; William Lloyd Garrison at 200: Meanings for Our Own Time

02/02/2006

William Lloyd Garrison at 200: Meanings for Our Own Time David W. Blight, professor, american history, Yale William Lloyd Garrison, passionate Boston abolitionist, was born 200 years ago. This important anniversary presents an opportunity for reexamining the nature, meaning and legacy of Garrison's unique brand of abolitionist radicalism for its roots to the challenges of the present day. Dr. David W. Blight is Class of 1954 Professor of American History at Yale University and director of the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at Yale. His books include Frederick Douglass's Civil War: Keeping Faith in Jubilee; the award-winning Race and Reunion: The Civil War in American Memory; and more recently, Beyond the Battlefield: Race, Memory and the American Civil War.


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William Lloyd Garrison at 200: Meanings for Our Own Time
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1975

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WILLIAM LLOYD GARRISON AT 200: MEANINGS FOR OUR OWN TIME DAVID W. BLIGHT, PROFESSOR, AMERICAN HISTORY, YALE

WILLIAM LLOYD GARRISON, PASSIONATE BOSTON ABOLITIONIST, WAS BORN 200 YEARS AGO. THIS IMPORTANT ANNIVERSARY PRESENTS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR REEXAMINING THE NATURE, MEANING AND LEGACY OF GARRISON'S UNIQUE BRAND OF ABOLITIONIST RADICALISM FOR ITS ROOTS TO THE CHALLENGES OF THE PRESENT DAY.

DR. DAVID W. BLIGHT IS CLASS OF 1954 PROFESSOR OF AMERICAN HISTORY AT YALE UNIVERSITY AND DIRECTOR OF THE GILDER LEHRMAN CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF SLAVERY, RESISTANCE, AND ABOLITION AT YALE. HIS BOOKS INCLUDE FREDERICK DOUGLASS'S CIVIL WAR: KEEPING FAITH IN JUBILEE; THE AWARD-WINNING RACE AND REUNION: THE CIVIL WAR IN AMERICAN MEMORY; AND MORE RECENTLY, BEYOND THE BATTLEFIELD: RACE, MEMORY AND THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR.

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Chicago: “WGBH Forum Network; William Lloyd Garrison at 200: Meanings for Our Own Time,” 02/02/2006, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 8, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_CD416D804EEE4E0EBE7062669D833E81.
MLA: “WGBH Forum Network; William Lloyd Garrison at 200: Meanings for Our Own Time.” 02/02/2006. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 8, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_CD416D804EEE4E0EBE7062669D833E81>.
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