Frederick Douglass and the White Negro

2nd Nov 2017, 7:00pm

The Arts Centre

Thursday 2nd November 7:00pm (please note start time)
Documentary: Frederick Douglass and the White Negro (2008)

The remarkable documentary, Frederick Douglass and the White Negro (2008), tells the story of one of the key figures in the fight for abolition, from slavery in younger life to freedom and a career in politics. Significantly, it explores Douglass’s escape to Ireland and his horror on seeing the victims of the Great Famine, and the ways in which America’s Civil War drew Irish Americans and African Americans into an acrimonious relationship.

This film will be introduced by Professor Alan Rice of University of Central Lancashire who is also Member of the Board of the Centre for the Study of International Slavery at the International Slavery Museum, Liverpool.

Written & Directed by John J. Doherty



Part of the Bluecoat 300 Film Series: Slavery on Film
2017 is the 300th anniversary of the Bluecoat building in Liverpool, and throughout the year they are hosting a range of events to mark this important milestone. In collaboration with Bluecoat 300, The Arts Centre is hosting a series of films about stories of slavery, including:

Wednesday 25th October 7:30pm
12 Years A Slave (2013)

Wednesday 6th December 7:30pm
Wuthering Heights (2011)

Tickets: £3.50 / £3 concs / £2 EHU Students
FREE for EHU students who have signed up to The Arts Centre’s free membership scheme