Our Bondage and Our Freedom: Struggles for Liberty in the Lives and Works of Frederick Douglass and His Family (1818-1920)

Lead Research Organisation: University of Edinburgh
Department Name: Sch of Literature Languages & Culture

Abstract

Working to develop an alternative interdisciplinary framework, this project investigates the legendary example of Frederick Douglass as a renowned formerly enslaved and self-emancipated liberator in conjunction with the under-researched biographies and writings authored by his daughters and sons: Rosetta, Lewis Henry, Frederick Jr., Charles Remond and Annie Douglass. By reinterpreting the writings of the mythologised figure of Frederick Douglass within the context of his neglected family members, it is possible to reconceptualise dominant scholarly paradigms according to which the iconic and exceptional few are theorised over and above the individual and invisibilised many when it comes to black lives. An interdisciplinary project drawing together early, mid and senior career academics, activists, archivists and artists and aimed at specialist and general audiences, this proposed research consists of a literary biography, a family biography/scholarly anthology, a UK exhibition, 2 US companion exhibits, guided exhibition and Edinburgh black history city tours, a public educational programme, an academic conference, a US workshop on engaged scholarship, 2 refereed journal special issues, a commemorative plaque, an exhibition guide and 4 educational learning guides and online resources for use in universities, schools, adult-learning environments and by the general public.
At the heart of this project is the conviction that the only way in which to do justice to the under-researched writings and artworks produced by black women, children and men bought and sold into transatlantic slavery, and for whom the written word and the image remained contested terrain, is to develop a cross-, multi- and inter- disciplinary scholarly practice. Dominant theoretical models do not apply. Researchers must develop alternative analytical approaches in order to examine black authored literary and visual arts traditions forged in the interstices of legal, physical, cultural, historical, psychological and imaginative subjugation. Just as black authors and artists developed self-reflexively experimental textual and visual practices as they took on the burden of representation by acknowledging that, as Douglass insisted, "language has no power" and "images are mute" when faced with the impossibility of representing the tragedies of chattel slavery and its traumatising legacies, we as scholars must take on the burden of interpretation by developing a new theoretical language. I take the view that we are not there yet by arguing for the intellectual and political necessity of working with interdisciplinary methodologies within Black Studies, African Diasporic Studies, Slavery Studies, American Studies, Memory Studies and Social Justice Studies as the only way in which to investigate the otherwise missing historical, social, cultural, philosophical, ideological, political, psychological and aesthetic contexts of black lives. I take inspiration from Audre Lorde to argue that an interdisciplinary examination of black literary and visual arts traditions establishes that it is not the "master's tools" but the "slaves' tools" that succeed in "dismantling" the "master's house."
During the two-hundred year anniversary of his birth in 2018 and in a Black Lives Matter era, the Douglass needed now is no representative self-made man but a fallible, mortal individual. It was not only Douglass but his family members who despaired of "committing to paper the pain" they experienced as the "wounds upon the soul" defied textual or visual expression. The onus is on academics, archivists, artists and activists to harness every intellectual tool available in order to tell the story not only of the enslaved but of black women and men experiencing freedoms that were in name only in a post-emancipation era. For Douglass' rallying cry, "My Bondage and My Freedom" it is possible to read: "Our Bondage and Our Freedom."

Planned Impact

Our Bondage and Our Freedom is the culmination of my decades of Black Studies research, writing and knowledge exchange and has already generated impact for users and beneficiaries outside UK/US academic research communities including: individuals (artists, archivists, curators, librarians, teachers, students, public educators); organisations (museums, galleries, historic sites); groups (BME and African American communities, local historians). The potential for generating impact on these and other users and beneficiaries of this research is as follows:
1) The digital files of the Douglass and family manuscripts and photographs held in the Walter O Evans Collection will directly benefit the Walter O Evans Foundation for Art and Literature's mission of making black history and culture available to US curators, librarians, teachers, community workers, activists, students and public historians through regional networks (Friends of African American Arts, Telfair Museums; Savannah College of Art and Design Museum; Savannah Black Heritage Festival) and internationally (NLS/FDNHS/ BDM).
2) The Strike for Freedom exhibition will directly benefit the National Library of Scotland's mission of inspiring engagement and reaching out by galvanising new directions for their curatorial policies, collections research and public education programming. As their first Treasures Display to include black content, this exhibition will show Douglass and his family's manuscripts and photographs alongside NLS items and will result in new resources for their webpages, education guides, exhibition tours and workshops designed for school teachers, lifelong learners and hard-to-reach groups.
3) The US companion exhibit at the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site will benefit National Park Service curators, collections managers, site directors and rangers by introducing them to new research on Douglass and his family members' activism and on Douglass as a transatlantic reformer at the heart of UK antislavery movements. The exhibit will result in Lesson Plans, Suggested Reading, and Online Exhibit Resources for their Teaching Himself, Teaching America initiative for school teachers and children in Washington DC.
4) The US companion exhibit at the Banneker-Douglass Museum in historic Mt. Moriah AME Church will provide new research on Douglass and the problem of mapping black genealogies which will play a major role in updating the museum's permanent display and developing their public programming. As Maryland's official museum of African American heritage, this exhibit will benefit state government cultural policy-makers by influencing the Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture's outreach efforts to communities, organizations, and local governments (Maryland State Archives; Harriet Tubman Visitor Center).
5) The Methodologies in UK/US Black Studies Research: Dialogues in Engaged Scholarship workshop at the Center for Black Studies Research will benefit grassroots campaigns for mainstreaming Black Studies curricula. This collaboration will result in the first international Transatlantic Black Studies Research Partnership between the Center for Black Studies Research and the University of Edinburgh.
6) This project will provide new audiences with access to research based knowledge in engaging formats by working with specialists to develop an Edinburgh Black History Trail Tour, US/UK Guided Exhibition Tours, Public Education Programmes and Exhibition and Learning Guides which will benefit a wide range of users including the project partners and their networks and groups; teachers and students; diverse communities.
7) Working with Historic Environment Environment Scotland to place a Commemorative Plaque on Douglass' residence as Scotland's anti-slavery agent will benefit their outreach programme by widening access to his key role in Scottish histories of slavery and freedom.

Publications

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Title Commemorative Plaque 
Description Commemorative Plaque to Frederick Douglass, 33 Gilmore Place, Edinburgh, Scotland. 
Type Of Art Artefact (including digital) 
Year Produced 2018 
Impact Coinciding with Black History Month and the 200th anniversary of his birth, Frederick Douglass wasthe first black person recognised - and this was the 56th plaque awarded - under the Historic Environment Scotland commemorative plaque scheme since it began in 2012. 
URL https://www.historicenvironment.scot/about-us/news/commemorative-plaque-recognises-african-american-...
 
Title Embers of Freedom SCAD Museum of Art 
Description I acted as a co-curator for the exhibition Embers of Freedom at SCAD Museum of Art Savannah Georgia for which I wrote text panel content and acted as an advisory support and research expert on the Douglass family collections. I also worked with two of the artists who contributed to the exhibition. I was interviewed by the New York Times for an article about it. 
Type Of Art Artistic/Creative Exhibition 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact This led to original artist commissions inspired by the Douglass family archive for the first time. 
URL https://www.scad.edu/blog/frederick-douglass-embers-freedom
 
Title Exhibition at the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site 
Description An exhibition on the Douglass family which I researched, wrote and designed was mounted by the curatorial team at the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site in Washington DC. 
Type Of Art Artistic/Creative Exhibition 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact This is the first time that audiences had access to this exhibition at this historic site. 
 
Title Exhibition at the Multicultural Center UC Santa Barbara 
Description I wrote, designed and delivered an exhibition on the Douglass family that was shown in the public Multicultural Center at the University of California Santa Barbara. 
Type Of Art Artistic/Creative Exhibition 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact This is the first time this research has been shown in an exhibition at this public institution. 
 
Title Frederick Douglass Family Exhibition Rochester Public Library New York 
Description My travelling exhibition on the Douglass family was printed and shown at Rochester Public Library, New York, the home of the Douglass family for 25 years. 
Type Of Art Artistic/Creative Exhibition 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact This was the first time this research had been shared with this audience. 
 
Title Frederick Douglass Family Exhibition York 
Description A Frederick Douglass Family Exhibition that I designed, research and wrote was mounted on the walls of the Humanities building at York University. 
Type Of Art Artistic/Creative Exhibition 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact This was the first time that this research had been made accessible to this audience. 
 
Title Isaac Julien Lessons of the Hour 
Description I was the historical consultant for Isaac Julien's film installation, Lessons of the Hour, on the life and work of Douglass and the Douglass family. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact This was the first time Isaac Julien had ever made a film about Frederick Douglass. 
URL https://www.isaacjulien.com/projects/37/
 
Title National Library of Scotland Treasures Display Exhibition 
Description National Library of Scotland Treasures Display Exhibition - the first Exhibition to show the Frederick Douglass manuscripts held in the Walter O. and Linda Evans Collection and to tell the story of nineteenth century African American freedom fighters in Scotland. 
Type Of Art Artistic/Creative Exhibition 
Year Produced 2018 
Impact This exhibition has had a major impact on the curatorial policy and exhibitions practices regarding the showing and researching of African American history at the National Library of Scotland. Working with experts at NLS, we are launching a Scotland Curriculum Resource for Teachers on African Atlantic Revolutionaries on their website later this year and we are also co-curating a future exhibition on African American freedom fighters and the Underground Railroad, titled Spirits of Liberty, in 2022. 
URL https://www.nls.uk/exhibitions/treasures/frederick-douglass
 
Title Permanent Exhibition Maryland State Archives Government Taylor Building 
Description I co-curated a permanent multi panel exhibition on African American history for Maryland State Archives and which is on view at the Taylor Government Building, Annapolis, Maryland. 
Type Of Art Artistic/Creative Exhibition 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact This is the first time that this exhibition is on view in this building. 
 
Title Urquhart Media Documentary Film Strike for Freedom 
Description Urquhart Media directed and produced a 15 minute film of the project, Strike for Freedom, for which I assisted by writing narration, advising on content, sharing research and acting as a presenter in the film. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact We have been able to share this film locally, regionally, nationally and internationally to all audiences who have not had the opportunity to visit Scotland to see the exhibtion and learn about the project there. 
URL https://www.urquhartmedia.com
 
Description All the award objectives were met and the most significant achievements from the award are as follows:

1) As a result not only of undertaking the extensive additional archival research trips to the USA but of exhaustive reading and researching in primary and secondary materials here in the UK during this grant period, these activities for this award have led to new discoveries of additional primary works and secondary materials with the direct impact that my originally envisioned single monograph, Struggle for Liberty: Frederick Douglass' Family Letters, Essays, Speeches and Photographs has now been significantly extended to a 3 volume work consisting of 650,000 words in total. These 3 volumes are now titled: The Anna Murray and Frederick Douglass Family Papers: Volume 1: Biography (150,000 words); Volume 2: Private Writings (246,000 words): Volume 3 (248,000 words) Public Writings. While I have undertaken all the transcriptions and scholarly annotations of the 1000+ works during the period of this award - and which I unearthed as a result of in person and digital searching during the grant - and I have also finalised all the 900,000 words of vitally important notes that I have now taken in this previously undiscovered field and in support of the collective biography I am writing, I am still working on finishing the manuscript for Volume 1 and cross-checking the notations for accuracy across Volumes 2 and 3. These volumes will be submitted as a first priority in the next year and will be co-published with Edinburgh University Press and a US publisher (still to be confirmed). The research that I have undertaken as a result of this award for these volumes has led to major discoveries regarding the social justice activism of all the members of the Douglass family and which prior to this research had remained unknown and unacknowledged.

2) Also as a result of undertaking the extensive additional archival research trips to the USA and ongoing primary and secondary research conducted here in the UK, and which led to numerous new discoveries of additional works by Frederick Douglass during this grant period, I am still working on the manuscript of the Yale University Press biography of Douglass which is due for submission in the next 12 months.

3) With my Research Assistant on this project, I co-edited and submitted a journal special issue, Strike for Freedom: Acts and Arts of Liberation in the African Atlantic Imaginary (1818-2018) for Slavery and Abolition and for which I authored 5,000 words of the introduction and an 8,000 word article as well as co-editing all the contributors' essays (9 in total, 2 of which were our own). The special issue was published in February 2020 and it signals a major intervention into related multi and interdisciplinary fields.

4) With my Research Assistant I co-edited and submitted a journal special issue, A New Dawn of Freedom: Black Acts and Arts of Radicalism, Revolution, and Resistance (1818-2018) for which I authored 5,000 words of the introduction and a 6,000 word article as well as co-edited all the contributors' essays (16 in total, 2 of which were our own). This issue has been submitted in its entirety and is in production for publication with Kalfou, published by Temple University Press in the US, in Summer 2020, and it signals a major intervention into related multi and interdisciplinary fields.

5) I guest co-curated the exhibition Strike for Freedom at the National Library of Scotland which was a major intervention into their current curatorial practices by exhibiting the life and works of nineteenth century African American authors, activists, and revolutionaries for the first time.

6) I researched, wrote, and delivered Black History Walking Tours of the city of Edinburgh with one of my PhD students who undertook a vast amount of primary research for this project under my direction and with my collaborative input.

7) I researched, wrote and delivered 3 x interactive digital Scotland Black History Maps (with National Library of Scotland experts and one of my PhD students) which are all online and in regular international use, especially for researchers working in digital humanities and examining its relationship to African American Studies.

8) I researched and wrote an exhibition guide of 25,000 words which the Research Assistant on this project designed and which we have made freely available in the US and UK.

9) With National Library of Scotland experts, I researched, wrote and delivered a Scotland Curriculum Learning Resources Pack on African Atlantic Revolutionaries which is being hosted by the National Library of Scotland and is in the process of being launched later in 2020 as an online resource for teachers across History and English subject areas.

10) I was successful in my application to the Historic Environment Scotland to mount a plaque to Frederick Douglass's memory on 33 Gilmore Place and we held the dedication ceremony at which US and UK visitors attended and which was the basis for a documentary film with a film company for which I obtained additional funding from the University of Edinburgh.

11) I applied for and gained additional funding for a 15 minute documentary directed and produced by Urquhart Media titled Strike for Freedom and for which we obtained additional funding to tour it numerous locations in Scotland and I also toured it in the USA to various venues.

12) I was the Head Consultant for Isaac Julien's film on Douglass, Lessons of the Hour, which premiered in New York City in 2019. I've just submitted a 9000 word essay on the film for the catalogue due for publication next year.

13) I edited, researched and finalised the 10,000 word introduction and annotations in support of the first Oxford World's Classics edition of Douglass's My Bondage and My Freedom which was published in December 2019.

14) I acted as a guest curator for the Frederick Douglass Family Strike for freedom exhibition for which I designed and wrote the panels and on view at the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site in Washington DC in 2019.

15) I acted as a guest curator for the extended and multi panel Black History exhibition, also titled Strike for Freedom, for which I wrote and designed all the panels and which is now a permanent exhibition in the State House Taylor Building in Annapolis Maryland.

16) I researched, designed and developed a multi panel Frederick Douglass Family traveling exhibition titled New Dawn of Freedom which has so far been shown at the Multicultural Center Santa Barbara, California, the Public Library, Rochester New York, and the Humanities Building, York UK.

17) My research on the Douglass family was used in the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC's Douglass family exhibition at which I gave a talk and held a public conversation with Dr Walter O. Evans (podcasts are all online).

18) I acted as a guest curator of Embers of Freedom the Douglass exhibition at SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah Georgia, on view in 2019 and 2020.

19) With the research assistant on this project, I co-ran the conference Black Atlantic Art and Authorship which brought together 35 early, mid, and senior career scholars, curators, archivists, artists and activists and which was jointly held at the National Library of Scotland and the University of Edinburgh and in which we held cross-disciplinary conversations across an array of different fields.

20) My co-authored (with Andrew Taylor) book on the Douglass family that was published in September 2018 and for which I researched and wrote the monograph on the family and completed the first transcriptions of the manuscript items was awarded the International African American History and Genealogical Society Maryland Book Award for best book in the Non-Fiction/Social Change Category.

21) The one-day workshop for academics and activists and artists on Methodologies in UK/US Black Studies Research: Dialogues in Engaged Scholarship was held at University of California Santa Barbara in April 2019.

22) As a result of the work for this award, this year I researched and designed and delivered the undergraduate courses titled Conquer or Die: African Americans Writing US History and African American and Black British Art at the University of Edinburgh and open to all students in English/ History/Art.

I am taking my findings forward from this award on multi-disciplinary practices and methodologies in researching African American family histories by taking up the role of Principal Investigator for my Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship titled, Sacrifice is Survival: Black Families Fighting for Freedom in the US and Canada. Here I'll be expanding my methodology for researching one family to examine 10 families.
Exploitation Route The outcomes of this funding are ideally taken forward and put to use by others by creating exhibitions, documentary films, books, and educational materials on the African American activists, authors, and artists examined in this research and investigated during this award in their own cities and towns across the US and UK and by writing exhibition guides, developing African American History walking tours and developing African American history digital maps sharing this content widely with all audiences from all backgrounds.
Sectors Education,Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections

URL https://www.nls.uk/exhibitions/treasures/frederick-douglass/maps
 
Description My findings from this award have contributed to non-academic impacts and have been used as follows: 1) My research and writing on Frederick Douglass and the Douglass family in particular, and in nineteenth century African American Studies and Slavery Studies more generally, directly led to the research, writing, and co-curation of the exhibition, Strike for Freedom, and the accompanying public education programme, all held at the National Library of Scotland. 2) My research and writing on Frederick Douglass and the Douglass family in particular, and in nineteenth century African American Studies and Slavery Studies more generally led to the in-person and digital African American History Walking Tours and Maps that were developed in collaboration with experts at the National Library of Scotland. 3) My research and writing on Frederick Douglass and the Douglass family in particular, and in nineteenth century African American Studies and Slavery Studies more generally has resulted in the launching of a Scotland Curriculum Learning Resources Pack on African Atlantic Revolutionaries and which is being developed in collaboration with and hosted by the National Library of Scotland and is going to launch later in 2020 as an online resource for teachers across History and English subject ares. 4) My research and writing on Frederick Douglass and the Douglass family in particular, and in nineteenth century African American Studies and Slavery Studies more generally, has resulted in my successful application to the Historic Environment Scotland to mount a plaque to Frederick Douglass's memory on 33 Gilmore Place and we held the dedication ceremony at which US and UK communities attended and which was the basis for a documentary film for which I obtained additional funding. 5) My research and writing on Frederick Douglass and the Douglass family in particular, and in nineteenth century African American Studies and Slavery Studies more generally has resulted in my having applied for and gained additional funding from the University of Edinburgh for a 15 minute documentary, directed and produced by Urquhart Media, titled Strike for Freedom and for which we obtained additional funding to tour it numerous locations in Scotland and I also toured it in the USA to various venues. 6) My research and writing on Frederick Douglass and the Douglass family in particular, and in nineteenth century African American Studies and Slavery Studies more generally has resulted in my being appointed as the historical consultant for Isaac Julien's film on Douglass, Lessons of the Hour, which premiered in New York City in 2019. 7) My research and writing on Frederick Douglass and the Douglass family in particular, and in nineteenth century African American Studies and Slavery Studies more generally has resulted in my acting as a guest co-curator for the Frederick Douglass Family Strike for freedom exhibition for which I designed and wrote the panels and on view at the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site in Washington DC in 2019. 8) My research and writing on Frederick Douglass and the Douglass family in particular, and in nineteenth century African American Studies and Slavery Studies more generally has resulted in my acting as a guest co-curator for the extended and multi panel Black History exhibition, also titled Strike for Freedom, and which is a permanent exhibition in the State House Taylor Building in Annapolis Maryland. 9) My research and writing on Frederick Douglass and the Douglass family in particular, and in nineteenth century African American Studies and Slavery Studies more generally has resulted in a multi panel Frederick Douglass Family traveling exhibition titled New Dawn of Freedom which has so far been shown at the Multicultural Center Santa Barbara, California, the Public Library, Rochester New York, and the Humanities Building, York UK. 10) My research and writing on Frederick Douglass and the Douglass family in particular, and in nineteenth century African American Studies and Slavery Studies more generally has resulted in my research on the Douglass family being used in the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC's Douglass family exhibition and at which I gave a talk and held a public conversation with Dr Walter O. Evans (podcasts are all online). 11) My research and writing on Frederick Douglass and the Douglass family in particular, and in nineteenth century African American Studies and Slavery Studies more generally has resulted in my acting as a guest co-curator of Embers of Freedom the Douglass exhibition at SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah Georgia, on view in 2019 and 2020.
First Year Of Impact 2018
Sector Education,Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections
Impact Types Cultural

 
Description Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship: Sacrifice is Survival: Black Families Fighting for Freedom in the USA and Canada
Amount £150,000 (GBP)
Organisation The Leverhulme Trust 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2020 
End 08/2023
 
Description Royal Society of Edinburgh
Amount £7,495 (GBP)
Organisation Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2020 
End 03/2021
 
Description Frederick Douglass Honor Society 
Organisation Frederick Douglass Honor Society
Country United States 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution My research into Frederick Douglass and the Frederick Douglass family has led to a new collaboration with the Frederick Douglass Honor Society as a result of which I give talks, run workshops, give film screenings for members of their society and the wider public.
Collaborator Contribution The Frederick Douglass Honor Society Board members visited Edinburgh during Strike for Freedom and participated in the first African American History Walking Tour delivered by myself and my PhD Student. They selected me to give their annual lecture on the Douglass family at their annual Frederick Douglass Day in September 2019 and they continue to contribute by setting up events and education programme initiatives at which I give talks, do film screenings, and share expertise on the Douglass family.
Impact This collaboration is multi-disciplinary: Black Studies; Slavery Studies; African American Studies; Memory Studies; Civil War Studies; History; Literature; Visual Culture; Print Culture. I delivered their annual lecture on the Douglass Family for their Frederick Douglass Day in September 2019. I hosted a screening of the documentary film, Strike for Freedom, in Easton Maryland. I gave a lecture to the Society on the Douglass family in September 2018.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Frederick Douglass National Historic Site 
Organisation Frederick Douglass National Historic Site
Country United States 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution My research into Frederick Douglass and the Frederick Douglass family led to this partnership with the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site curatorial team as I have assisted their interpretation of the Douglass family and of Douglass and his relationship to art and photography at the site. During this award, I gave a public lecture at the site and I had regular meetings with the team there and I project-managed, designed and wrote the mult panel exhibition, Frederick Douglass Family and a New Dawn of Freedom that was exhibited at the site in 2019.
Collaborator Contribution During this award, the curatorial team came to Scotland and gave talks at my Black Atlantic Art and Authorship symposium and they participated regularly in Skype and in person meetings as they played a key role in mounting and exhibiting and organising my Frederick Douglass Family and a New Dawn of Freedom exhibition that was exhibited at the site in 2019. They gave up their time and expertise and also paid for the boards to be printed and organised the education programme at which I gave a public lecture. The curators wrote a joint article for our special issue that is coming out with Kalfou in summer 2020.
Impact This collaboration is multi-disciplinary: Black Studies; Slavery Studies; African American Studies; Memory Studies; Civil War Studies; History; Literature; Visual Culture; Print Culture. - A multi panel exhibition, New Dawn of Freedom, was mounted at the site in 2019 - I gave a public lecture at the site in 2018 - Two curators submitted a joint article as part of our forthcoming special issue - Two curators attended and gave talks at my Black Atlantic Art and Authorship symposium held at the National Library of Scotland and the University of Edinburgh
Start Year 2018
 
Description Historic Environment Scotland 
Organisation Historic Environment Scotland
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution My research and research application to the Historic Environment Scotland led to their decision to mount a historic plaque to Frederick Douglass at 33 Gilmore Place in Edinburgh. I led a walking tour of a team of experts at Historic Environment Scotland sharing my research expertise (with my PhD student) in support of their ongoing project on African American history in the city of Edinburgh.
Collaborator Contribution They erected a bronze plaque to Frederick Douglass at 33 Gilmore Place in Edinburgh.
Impact This collaboration is multi-disciplinary: Black Studies; Slavery Studies; African American Studies; Memory Studies; Civil War Studies; History; Literature; Visual Culture; Print Culture. Historic Environment Scotland erected a bronze plaque to Frederick Douglass at 33 Gilmore Place in Edinburgh at which we held an unveiling ceremony hosting US and UK visitors.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Maryland State Archives 
Organisation Maryland State Archives
Country United States 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution I researched, designed, wrote, delivered, organised and paid for the design of the panels in support of the permanent exhibition, Strike for Freedom, that has been erected in the Taylor Government Building of the State Capitol of Annapolis, Maryland. This exhibition was opened by the Speaker of the House in a ceremony at which I gave a public talk in 2019. I edited the archives' revised Slavery in Maryland Guide book. I acted as the historical consultant during their commissioning of a bronze statue to Frederick Douglass for which I provided advice on Douglass's height and what object he should be carrying in his hand. I gave the public lecture on Douglass at the statue dedication ceremony in 2020.
Collaborator Contribution The Maryland State Archives have provided access to their archives and primary holdings on Douglass and have shared generously from their research expertise to assist the project. One of the curators gave a talk at the Black Atlantic Art and Authorship Symposium and submitted an article to the special issue. The Maryland State Archives team organised the printing and final mounting of the multi panel Strike for Freedom exhibition and did the final curatorial work. They organised the opening ceremony with the Speaker of the House and the accompanying ongoing education programming.
Impact This collaboration is multi-disciplinary: Black Studies; Slavery Studies; African American Studies; Memory Studies; Civil War Studies; History; Literature; Visual Culture; Print Culture. 1) Multi panel permanent exhibition on view at the Taylor Government Building of the State Capitol of Annapolis, Maryland. 2) Revised Slavery in Maryland Guide. 3) One of the curators gave a talk at the Black Atlantic Art and Authorship Symposium 4) One of the curators submitted an article to the special issue. 5) Bronze statue of Douglass and dedication ceremony.
Start Year 2018
 
Description National Library of Scotland 
Organisation National Library of Scotland
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution My research into Frederick Douglass and the Frederick Douglass family and into Slavery Studies and African American Studies - especially nineteenth century African American freedom fighters coming to the UK - led to this partnership with the National Library of Scotland. I acted as a co-curator with one of their expert specialist team members of the National Library of Scotland Treasures Display exhibition Strike for Freedom for which we showed the original priceless Frederick Douglass family manuscripts held in the Walter O. and Linda Evans Foundation and as made possible solely as a result of my partnership with this organisation - this was the first time this private collection had ever been shown anywhere in the world. As a result of my research and collaboration with the specialist at NLS we also selected items for display from the National Library of Scotland's collection related to nineteenth century African American activists and authors. I also led the research (with one of my PhD students) that formed the basis for the African American History Walking Tours of the City of Edinburgh that we delivered together to numerous groups and the 3 Digital maps (working with an expert at NLS) on African American Freedom Fighters and on Frederick Douglass that are still available online. I designed, led and delivered the public education programme as consisting of public lectures, exhibition tours, walking tours, workshops for different charities and public organisations. We produced a 25000 word exhibition guide which I authored) as well as 2 further guides (one a map and the other an exhibition introduction guide).
Collaborator Contribution The National Library of Scotland provided us with a curatorial expert who co-led the design and delivery of this exhibition and also the editing of the 2 guides - a map and an introduction guide -both of which were designed by an in-house expert. Their conservations team took the lead in preserving and safeguarding the priceless Frederick Douglass collection owned by the Walter O. and Linda Evans Foundation. Their Education team booked and organised the education programme which I delivered. Their map specialist was the leading consultant and digital creator of the digital maps that are available online. They hosted one day of the Black Atlantic Art and Authorship conference.Their web team are designing the Curriculum for teachers pack on African Atlantic Revolutionaries that I researched and authored and which is going online as a usable resource later in 2020.
Impact This collaboration is multi-disciplinary: Black Studies; Slavery Studies; African American Studies; Memory Studies; Civil War Studies; History; Literature; Visual Culture; Print Culture. 1) National Library of Scotland Treasures Display Exhibition, Strike for Freedom. 2) One printed map of Nineteenth Century African American Freedom fighters in Edinburgh. 3) One printed Exhibition Brochure providing key information. 4) One 80 page (25,000 words) detailed exhibition guide freely available to all. 5) Walking Tours of African American History for the City of Edinburgh. 6) 3 Digital Maps of African American History in Edinburgh. 7) A Conference, one day held at the NLS. 8) A public education programme.
Start Year 2018
 
Description A Radio Interview of 1 hour in duration for our Earnest Struggle broadcast 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A 1 hour radio interview conducted in Rochester New York on the Frederick Douglass family on the 200 year anniversary of his birth.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description A series of Walking Tours mapping the history of African American Freedom Fighters for the City of Edinburgh 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A series of Walking Tours - over 10 - each of which have been at capacity with a waiting list mapping the history of African American Freedom Fighters for the City of Edinburgh. These are each 2 hours long and as well as tours for the general public we have run bespoke walking tours for international and national organisations such as the Frederick Douglass Honor Society and the Historic Environment Scotland. These tours are ongoing due to popular demand.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Black Atlantic Art and Authorship 2 Day International Symposium 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact A 2 day symposium entitled Black Atlantic Art and Authorship drawing together curators, practitioners, gallery directors, museum organisers, academics and activists.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Center for study of race and ethnicity in America at Brown University lecture, panel and screening 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact I gave a lecture and screened the film Strike for freedom as part of the Center for study of race and ethnicity in America public Black History Month education programme at Brown University with 3 other collaborators and faculty members as co-panellists.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description City Chambers Event on Frederick Douglass 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact I gave a talk on the Douglass family and Strike for Freedom the documentary was screened as part of an event led by Urquhart Media at the City Chambers of Edinburgh.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Dumbarton Library Public Lecture 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact I gave a lecture at Dumbarton Public Library on Frederick Douglass's Family's Struggles for Liberty.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Exhibition lecture tours of my exhibition Strike for Freedom at the National Library of Scotland in Edinburgh 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact I delivered a series of Exhibition lecture tours - over 10 or so- of my exhibition Strike for Freedom at the National Library of Scotland in Edinburgh, each of which were at capacity and with a waiting list.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Film Screening at the Frederick Douglass Honor Society 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact I screened the documentary film Strike for Freedom to the Frederick Douglass Honor Society Board Members in Easton, Maryland.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Film screening and talk at Aberdeen Public Library 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact I gave a talk and we screened the film Strike for Freedom in Aberdeen Public Library
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Frederick Douglass Honor Society Frederick Douglass Day Annual Public Lecture 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact I gave the annual lecture on the Douglass family at the Frederick Douglass Honor Society Frederick Douglass Day in the Talbot County Public Library.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Historical Plaque Unveiling and Ceremony 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact I submitted a successful application to Historic Environment Scotland for a historical plaque to be erected on the building in which Freerick Douglas lived in Edinburgh and I wrote the wording on the plaque and the plaque was unveiled in an official ceremony with international renowned activists and academic present.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Inaugural Lecture 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact I delivered my inaugural lecture to an over capacity audience with a waiting list and with international guests including the Frederick Douglass Honor Society and the Walter O and Linda Evans Foundation from the USA.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Lecture on African Atlantic Art 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact I gave a talk on African Atlantic art to the Smithsonian Archives of American Art.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Library Public Lecture Aberdeen 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact I gave a lecture at Aberdeen Public Library on Frederick Douglass As Scotland's Antislavery Agent.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Newcastle Upon Tyne Public Book Festival 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Over 100 people attended an at capacity event for a public lecture at the Newcastle Upon Tyne Book Festival on Frederick Douglass and his family and their activism was stimulated questions and conversations afterwards and shared previously unknown knowledge on Frederick Douglass and his family among his descendants and wider publics.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Opening Public Lecture for my Strike for Freedom Exhibition at the National Library of Scotland 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Over 100 people (at capacity with a waiting list) attended the opening lecture I gave for my exhibition Strike For Freedom at the National Library of Scotland. After the lecture I gave an interview with a national TV news channel in Scotland.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Public Conversation at the National Gallery of Art Washington DC 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Myself and Dr Walter O. Evans of the Walter O and Linda Evans Foundation delivered a public conversation together at the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC to accompany the exhibition on the Douglass family that was on view there and made possible by the exhibition of the Walter O. and Linda Evans Frederick Douglass Manuscript and Photographic collections.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.nga.gov/audio-video/audio/evans-bernier-douglass.html
 
Description Public Education Programme accompanying my Strike for Freedom exhibition at the National Library of Scotland 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A session was held for an organization called the Open Book group which is a public social group that meet regularly to discuss books.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Public Education Programme accompanying my Strike for Freedom exhibition at the National Library of Scotland 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A workshop held for the East meets west group, a public learning organisation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Public Lecture Opening Exhibition at York 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Hosted by York University and invited by the Vice Chancellor I gave a public lecture to open my exhibition Strike for Freedom which was mounted on the walls of the Humanities building for students and staff and the general public.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Public Lecture and Workshop for Schoolteachers 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact I delivered a lecture as part of an afternoon workshop to history school teachers to share the research and talk through how to implement it in school teaching.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Public Lecture as part of Black History Month 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact I gave a talk and we screened the documentary Strike for Freedom as part of CRER's Black History Month programme in the City Chambers in Glasgow.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Public Lecture at Statues Dedication Ceremony 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact I gave a public lecture on the Douglass family as part of the Government Dedication of the Statues Ceremony in Annapolis Maryland.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Public Lecture in support of Exhibition opening at State Government Building Maryland 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Nearly 50 people, attended the public lecture I gave at the opening of my permanent Exhibition Strike for Freedom in the State Government Taylor Building, Annapolis, Maryland.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Public Speaking tour on Frederick Douglass and family in the US and UK 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Over 50 people attended for a public lecture at the Reginald Lewis Museum in Baltimore on Frederick Douglass and his family and their activism was stimulated questions and conversations afterwards and shared previously unknown knowledge on Frederick Douglass and his family among his descendants and wider publics.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Public lecture and screening at the National Library of Scotland 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact I gave a public lecture and we screened the documentary film Strike for Freedom at the National Library of Scotland.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Public speaking tour on Frederick Douglass and family in the US and UK 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Over 120 people attended for a public panel- lecture event at Barnard College, Columbia University, New York on Frederick Douglass and his family and their activism was stimulated questions and conversations afterwards and shared previously unknown knowledge on Frederick Douglass and his family among his descendants and wider publics.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Public speaking tour on Frederick Douglass and family in the US and UK 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Over 30 students attended for a lecture and presentation at the Boston Public School on Frederick Douglass and his family and their activism was stimulated questions and conversations afterwards and shared previously unknown knowledge on Frederick Douglass and his family among his descendants and wider publics. I was asked to deliver session as part of their "Inspiring Leaders Overcoming Obstacles series" in order to share stories of personal difficulties and provide students with inspiration that they can do it too.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Public speaking tour on Frederick Douglass and family in the US and UK 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Over 10 people attended for a public lecture at the University of Rochester Special Collections library on Frederick Douglass and his family and their activism was stimulated questions and conversations afterwards and shared previously unknown knowledge on Frederick Douglass and his family among his descendants and wider publics. This led to the radio podcast.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Public speaking tour on Frederick Douglass and family in the US and UK 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Over 30 people attended for a public lecture at the First Unitarian Church in New Bedford hosted by the New Bedford Historical Society on Frederick Douglass and his family and their activism was stimulated questions and conversations afterwards and shared previously unknown knowledge on Frederick Douglass and his family among his descendants and wider publics.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Public speaking tour on Frederick Douglass and family in the US and UK 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Over 20 people attended for a public lecture at the Reginald Lewis Museum in Baltimore on Frederick Douglass and his family and their activism was stimulated questions and conversations afterwards and shared previously unknown knowledge on Frederick Douglass and his family among his descendants and wider publics.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Public speaking tour on Frederick Douglass and family in the US and UK 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Nearly 10 people attended for a public lecture at North Star Books in Rochester (a very small bookshop so at capacity) on Frederick Douglass and his family and their activism was stimulated questions and conversations afterwards and shared previously unknown knowledge on Frederick Douglass and his family among his descendants and wider publics.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Public speaking tour on Frederick Douglass and family in the US and UK 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Over 25 people attended for a public lecture at the Rochester Public Library on Frederick Douglass and his family and their activism was stimulated questions and conversations afterwards and shared previously unknown knowledge on Frederick Douglass and his family among his descendants and wider publics. Out of this came the fact that they will be showing the travelling exhibition on the Douglass family that I have created.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Public speaking tour on Frederick Douglass and family in the US and UK 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Over 30 people attended for a public lecture at the Massachusetts Historical Society in Boston on Frederick Douglass and his family and their activism was stimulated questions and conversations afterwards and shared previously unknown knowledge on Frederick Douglass and his family among his descendants and wider publics
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Public speaking tour on Frederick Douglass and family in the US and UK 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Over 100 people attended for a public lecture as part of the Public Lecture series in honour of Black History Month at the University of Newcastle on Frederick Douglass and his family and their activism was stimulated questions and conversations afterwards and shared previously unknown knowledge on Frederick Douglass and his family among his descendants and wider publics.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Public speaking tour on Frederick Douglass and family in the US and UK 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Nearly 100 people attended for a public lecture in the public armoury building in Easton Maryland, the place of Frederick Douglass's birth, on Frederick Douglass and his family and their activism was stimulated questions and conversations afterwards and shared previously unknown knowledge on Frederick Douglass and his family among his descendants and wider publics. This event was hosted by the Frederick Douglass Honor Society and has led to future collaborations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Public speaking tour on Frederick Douglass and family in the US and UK 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Just under 50 people attended for a public lecture at the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site on Frederick Douglass and his family and their activism was stimulated questions and conversations afterwards and shared previously unknown knowledge on Frederick Douglass and his family among his descendants and wider publics. I am curating an exhibition in this building which is about to go on show for the project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Public speaking tour on Frederick Douglass and family in the US and UK 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Over 30 people attended for a public lecture at the Robert Burns Museum in Ayr on Frederick Douglass and his family and their activism was stimulated questions and conversations afterwards and shared previously unknown knowledge on Frederick Douglass and his family among his descendants and wider publics.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Public speaking tour on Frederick Douglass and family in the US and UK 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Over 20 people attended for a public lecture at Midlothian Historical Society in Dalkeith on Frederick Douglass and his family and their activism was stimulated questions and conversations afterwards and shared previously unknown knowledge on Frederick Douglass and his family among his descendants and wider publics.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Public speaking tour on Frederick Douglass and family in the US and UK 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Over 50 people attended for a public lecture at the Eccles Centre in the British Library in Black History Month on Frederick Douglass and his family and their activism was stimulated questions and conversations afterwards and shared previously unknown knowledge on Frederick Douglass and his family among his descendants and wider publics.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Public speaking tour on Frederick Douglass and family in the US and UK 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact An over capacity audience of over 11 people who had pre-booked attended in a very small historic site previously the home of the Frederick Douglass family for a public lecture at the Twin Oaks Museum in Maryland on Frederick Douglass and his family and their activism was stimulated questions and conversations afterwards and shared previously unknown knowledge on Frederick Douglass and his family among his descendants and wider publics.This event is part of the programme leading to the current installation of Strike For Freedom a permanent exhibition in the State Capital building in Maryland and for which i am lead curator.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://fourriversheritage.org/event/author-talk-and-book-signing-featuring-dr-celeste-marie-bernier...
 
Description Strike for Freedom Speaker of the House Event Maryland Annapolis 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact I delivered a lecture and screened the Documentary film of this project, Strike for Freedom, at a second event unveiling additional panels to the permanent exhibition at the Taylor Government Building, Annapolis Maryland. The event was opened by the Speaker of the House.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Talk and Film Screening Dumbarton Public Library 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact I gave a talk and we screened the documentary Strike for Freedom at Dumbarton Public Library.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Talk and Film Screening at Robert Burns Museum 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact I gave a talk and we screened the documentary Strike for Freedom during Black History Month at the Robert Burns Museum in Ayr.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description World Heritage Edinburgh Black History Month Annual Lecture 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact I gave the annual lecture for Black History Month for World Heritage Edinburgh.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019