Here you can learn about the 1846 visit to Scotland by the anti-slavery campaigner Frederick Douglass, drawing on research for this book, published in November 2018.
Resources here include pages on
- who he was,
- why he came to Scotland
- how he engaged with Scottish literature and history, and
- other African Americans who toured the country in the mid-nineteenth century.
There is also
- a detailed itinerary, listing all Douglass’ known speaking engagements, and
- a log of recent efforts to enhance public awareness of Scotland’s historical connections to the Atlantic slavery system and the struggle for black emancipation.
In the course of 2019, transcriptions of all the newspaper reports of Douglass’ speeches were added, supported by contextual introductions and editorial annotations.