Frederick Douglass Exhibition at the SCCC/ATS Library
KSCB News - January 27, 2016 10:11 am
The Seward County Community College/Area Technical School Library is
proud to host the national traveling exhibition Frederick Douglass from
Slavery to Freedom: The Journey to New York City, beginning February 1.
The exhibition will be on display through the entire month of February,
which is Black History Month.
The exhibition explores the youth of Frederick Douglass, born a slave in
Maryland in 1818, who after his escape to New York in 1838 became one of
the most famous men in nineteenth-century America. Douglass fought to
end slavery and championed civil rights for all Americans. His
autobiography, published in 1845, was a powerful weapon in the
abolitionist cause, and a bestseller in the United States. The
exhibition poses the question: What aspects of his youth shaped his
determination to be free?
Frederick Douglass from Slavery to Freedom: The Journey to New York City
was developed from his autobiography, Narrative of the Life of Frederick
Douglass, an American Slave, by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American
History. The exhibition was curated by Susan F. Saidenberg.
The exhibition has been displayed at schools, museums, libraries, and
historic sites across the country.
Through digital reproductions of letters, photographs, and broadsides,
the exhibition invites visitors to learn about the life and legacy of
Frederick Douglass, said Matthew Pannkuk, director of the SCCC/ATS
Library. We hope this exhibition will help our patrons gain a deeper
understanding of Douglass quest for freedom and the difficult choices
he made. These choices can resonate for Americans today who are facing
great challenges in achieving their goals and dreams.
The SCCC/ATS Library is open Monday through Thursday from 7:45 a.m. to
10 p.m., Friday from 7:45 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 9
p.m. The Library is closed on Saturdays.
For more information, you can contact the SCCC/ATS Library at (620)