Phases of Flexibility & Newport’s Redwood Library Frederick Douglass advantage occasion

Phases of Flexibility is hosting an advantage lecture and reception– Frederick Douglass– What he continues to teach us– with Dr. David Blight.

Pulitzer Reward winner and Yale teacher Dr. David Blight, America’s primary authority on Frederick Douglass, will speak Thursday, August 18 th at 4:30 pm at the Redwood Library and Athenaeum, 50 Bellevue Opportunity, Newport. Blight will discuss what Douglass needs to teach us in the present racial and political environment.

The talk and reception belong to the Redwood’s 175 th anniversary event and assistance Phases of Flexibility’s groundbreaking Swim Empowerment program, teaching Black Rhode Island youth how to swim in order to conserve lives in a year in which drownings have actually increased.

Dr. David Blight is author of the acclaimed Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Flexibility ( quickly to be a significant movie). He’s America’s primary Douglass scholar, and the Sterling Teacher of History, African American Research Studies, and Director of the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Research Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at Yale University

Tickets are $100 for the Lecture, Reception & & complimentary 1 year Redwood Library subscription– or, $40 for Lecture and Reception just. Profits benefit Phases of Flexibility’s Swim Empowerment program for Rhode Island black youth.

To find out more, contact: Ray Rickman (401) 316-4819. More information on Swim Empowerment & & Stages of Flexibility here: