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Posted on November 13 2019



We're delighted to hear that our friends at NCLA have published this powerful pamphlet on Frederick Douglass, written by Ishion Hutchison, as part of a lecture originally delivered at the Newcastle Poetry Festival 2019, and supported by the Royal Literary Fund.

The pamphlet emulates the tradition of 19th Century pamphlets, and was published to commemorate the opening of the Frederick Douglass Teaching Centre, Newcastle University, 13 November 2019.

In this essay, Hutchinson, invites us all to become ‘kindlers’ and explores Frederick Douglass’s legacy, and what the idea of legacy means, through a close reading of poems by W.E.B. Dubois and Robert Hayden. This is intense, impassioned and important prose by an award winning poet and a vital reminder of the importance of freedom and the Black Lives Matter movement.

PBS Members can order their copies here.

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