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David Blight

5 out of 5

Professor of American History, Yale University; Director of the Gilder-Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance and Abolition

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David Blight Biography

David W. Blight is Sterling Professor of History and Director of the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at Yale University. He previously taught at North Central College in Illinois, at Harvard University, and at Amherst College.

In October of 2018, Simon and Schuster published his new biography of Frederick Douglass, entitled, Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom, which has won over seven book awards including the Pulitzer Prize in History, the Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize, the Bancroft Prize for History, and the Francis Parkman Prize.

Blight is also the author of “Frederick Douglass's Civil War: Keeping Faith in Jubilee” (1989); “Race and Reunion: The Civil War in American Memory” (2001), which garnered eight book awards including the Bancroft Prize, the Merle Curti Award, the Abraham Lincoln Prize and the Frederick Douglass Prize; A Slave No More: Two Men Who Escaped to Freedom, Including Their Narratives of “Emancipation” (2008), which won the Connecticut book award for best book in non-fiction; and “American Oracle: The Civil War in the Civil Rights Era” (2011), which won the Aniston-Wolf Prize in non-fiction for best book on race and racism. He has edited some six books, including editions of Frederick Douglass's Narrative and “My Bondage and My Freedom”; W. E. B. Du Bois's “The Souls of Black Folk”; and Robert Penn Warren's “Who Speaks for the Negro”.

Blight is featured in many documentary films on American history on PBS, the BBC, and other networks. He wrote one of the chapters for the book, To Dream A World Anew: A History of the African American People, a companion volume for the opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture. He writes frequently for the popular press, including the Atlantic, the New York Times, and many other journals. Blight was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2012. His lecture course on the Civil War and Reconstruction Era at Yale can be found online.

Blight has always been a teacher first. At the beginning of his career, he spent seven years as a high school history teacher in his hometown of Flint, Michigan. He was an undergraduate at Michigan State University and did his Ph. D. at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom

Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom

American Oracle: The Civil War in the Civil Rights Era

American Oracle: The Civil War in the Civil Rights Era

A Slave No More: Two Men Who Escaped to Freedom, Including Their Own Narratives of Emancipation (.)

A Slave No More: Two Men Who Escaped to Freedom, Including Their Own Narratives of Emancipation (.)

Beyond the Battlefield: Race, Memory, and the American Civil War

Beyond the Battlefield: Race, Memory, and the American Civil War

Race and Reunion: The Civil War in American Memory

Race and Reunion: The Civil War in American Memory

Frederick Douglass' Civil War: Keeping Faith in Jubilee

Frederick Douglass' Civil War: Keeping Faith in Jubilee

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David Blight

5 out of 5

Professor of American History, Yale University; Director of the Gilder-Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance and Abolition

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David Blight Biography

David W. Blight is Sterling Professor of History and Director of the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at Yale University. He previously taught at North Central College in Illinois, at Harvard University, and at Amherst College.

In October of 2018, Simon and Schuster published his new biography of Frederick Douglass, entitled, Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom, which has won over seven book awards including the Pulitzer Prize in History, the Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize, the Bancroft Prize for History, and the Francis Parkman Prize.

Blight is also the author of “Frederick Douglass's Civil War: Keeping Faith in Jubilee” (1989); “Race and Reunion: The Civil War in American Memory” (2001), which garnered eight book awards including the Bancroft Prize, the Merle Curti Award, the Abraham Lincoln Prize and the Frederick Douglass Prize; A Slave No More: Two Men Who Escaped to Freedom, Including Their Narratives of “Emancipation” (2008), which won the Connecticut book award for best book in non-fiction; and “American Oracle: The Civil War in the Civil Rights Era” (2011), which won the Aniston-Wolf Prize in non-fiction for best book on race and racism. He has edited some six books, including editions of Frederick Douglass's Narrative and “My Bondage and My Freedom”; W. E. B. Du Bois's “The Souls of Black Folk”; and Robert Penn Warren's “Who Speaks for the Negro”.

Blight is featured in many documentary films on American history on PBS, the BBC, and other networks. He wrote one of the chapters for the book, To Dream A World Anew: A History of the African American People, a companion volume for the opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture. He writes frequently for the popular press, including the Atlantic, the New York Times, and many other journals. Blight was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2012. His lecture course on the Civil War and Reconstruction Era at Yale can be found online.

Blight has always been a teacher first. At the beginning of his career, he spent seven years as a high school history teacher in his hometown of Flint, Michigan. He was an undergraduate at Michigan State University and did his Ph. D. at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

David Blight Videos

  • David W. Blight, "Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom"
    David W. Blight discusses his book, "Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom", at Politics and Prose on 10/29/18. Blight, the award-winning ...
  • David Blight - The Civil War in American Memory
    An OAH Distinguished Lecture by David Blight, Class of 1954 Professor of American History and director of the Gilder Lehrman Center at Yale...
  • Dr. David Blight, The Meaning of Emancipation in Civil War Memory
    Years of Anguish III: Slavery and Emancipation April 21, 2012 Fredericksburg Baptist Church Dr. David Blight, Professor of American History, Yale...

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  • How much does it cost to book David Blight?

    Booking fees for David Blight, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire David Blight, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for David Blight?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like David Blight for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book David Blight for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent David Blight or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for David Blight or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

David Blight is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book David Blight for your event is $5,000 - $10,000. David Blight generally travels from New Haven, CT, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Julian E. Zelizer, Elizabeth Stordeur Pryor, Heather Cox Richardson, Tukufu Zuberi and Joanne Freeman. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling David Blight for an upcoming live or virtual event.

David Blight Speaker Videos

  • David W. Blight, "Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom"
    David W. Blight discusses his book, "Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom", at Politics and Prose on 10/29/18. Blight, the award-winning ...
    David Blight - The Civil War in American Memory
    An OAH Distinguished Lecture by David Blight, Class of 1954 Professor of American History and director of the Gilder Lehrman Center at Yale University. 28:34 Blight relates Martin Luther King...
  • Dr. David Blight, The Meaning of Emancipation in Civil War Memory
    Years of Anguish III: Slavery and Emancipation April 21, 2012 Fredericksburg Baptist Church Dr. David Blight, Professor of American History, Yale University Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of...

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