What It Means to Be American
A National Conversation

December 12, 2018

David Blight is a professor of American history at Yale University. His books include Race and Reunion: The Civil War in American Memory, Beyond the Battlefield: Race, Memory, and the American Civil War, and Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom. Before taking part in a Smithsonian/ASU “What It Means to Be American” event titled “What Does the Life of Frederick Douglass Tell Us About America?” at the National Center for the Preservation of Democracy in downtown Los Angeles, he spoke in …

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