Events

Strike for Freedom: Slavery, Civil War and the Frederick Douglass Family

Scottish International Storytelling Festival
National Library of Scotland
Exhibitions
National Library of Scotland

In the Walter O. Evans Collection

Born into slavery in 1818, self-emancipated author and activist,
Frederick Douglass, is the most famous freedom-fighter in US history.
Arriving in Edinburgh in 1846, he became “Scotland’s antislavery agent.”
This world exclusive exhibits the original letters, speeches and
photographs of Frederick Douglass and his sons, Lewis Henry, Frederick
Jr and Charles Remond. All of life is here – romance, tragedy, hope,
despair, love, war, protest and friendship – as the Douglass family
worked together for a new dawn of freedom.

4 October 2018 – 17 February 2019 |
Mon – Thu: 10am – 7pm | Fri & Sat: 10am – 5pm | Sun: closed

31 Oct
10:00 - 19:00
4 October 2018 – 17 February 2019 | Mon – Thu: 10am – 7pm | Fri & Sat: 10am – 5pm | Sun: closed | All ages
Free (non-ticketed)
27 Oct
10:00 - 17:00
4 October 2018 – 17 February 2019 | Mon – Thu: 10am – 7pm | Fri & Sat: 10am – 5pm | Sun: closed | All ages
Free (non-ticketed)
29 Oct
10:00 - 19:00
4 October 2018 – 17 February 2019 | Mon – Thu: 10am – 7pm | Fri & Sat: 10am – 5pm | Sun: closed | All ages
Free (non-ticketed)
30 Oct
10:00 - 19:00
4 October 2018 – 17 February 2019 | Mon – Thu: 10am – 7pm | Fri & Sat: 10am – 5pm | Sun: closed | All ages
Free (non-ticketed)