Listen. Frederick Douglass Studies always end up being about literacy studies and Book History. So it was only right that we gifted participants in our Douglass institute with a variety of books.
In addition to getting everyone a common edition of Douglass's Narrative, we handed out Picturing Frederick Douglass: An Illustrated Biography of the Nineteenth Century's Most Photographed American (2015) and hybrid book that included Douglass's Narrative, My Bondage and My Freedom, and The Life and Times of Frederick Douglass.
Oh yeah, and beyond that we made a wide selection of books available to participants, if they were interested. Some comic books, some contemporary psychology and society works, some volumes of poetry, and so forth.
|Collection of books participant picked up. during the institute. Photo credit: Lisa Krebs|
|Collection of books participant picked up during the institute. Photo credit: Lindsay Doolittle|
• A notebook on Frederick Douglass and Literary Crossroads NEH Institute