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Frederick Douglass Walk in Brooklyn
Sat, April 8, 2017 @ 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM$20 – $40
Conducted and led by Ted Hamm
WE HAVE MOVED THE WALKING TOUR TO APRIL 8 @ 11 AM BECAUSE THE WEATHER ON THE 18th WILL NOT DO OUR WALKING TOUR WELL. THE INITIAL APRIL 1 MOVE WAS IN CONFLICT WITH OTHER EVENTS FOR SOME ATTENDEES
Meet on the steps of Brooklyn Borough Hall
Frederick Douglass came to Brooklyn to work and speak with Brooklyn abolitionists. Ted Hamm, editor of Frederick Douglass in Brooklyn, will conduct this tour, visiting where Douglass did before and after the Civil War. We will visit the original locations of the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) and a nearby church where Frederick Douglass spoke in 1886; then Plymouth Church; then head over to Bridge Street (near Manhattan Bridge), where the Gloucesters lived, then see the original location of Bridge Street AME (where Douglass spoke in 1863), and from there go to Livingston Street where Tilton lived, then head back to Borough Hall.
A fundraiser for the Marxist Education Project. All participants who pay $30 or $40 will receive a copy of Ted’s book.
“A fascinating collection of Frederick Douglass’s controversial speeches in Brooklyn, N.Y., this volume compiles original source material that illustrates the relationship between the abolitionist and the then city of Brooklyn.” —Publishers Weekly
THEODORE HAMM is chair of journalism and new media studies at St. Joseph’s College in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn. His previous books include Rebel and a Cause, The New Blue Media, and Pieces of a Decade (coedited with Williams Cole). Hamm’s writings about New York City history and politics have appeared recently in the Village Voice, Vice News, the New York Daily News, and Jacobin. He lives in Sunset Park, Brooklyn.