Nicholas Buccola will visit the University of Arizona to give a talk about Frederick Douglass called, “In Pursuit of Liberty.” University of Arizona Professor of Flute Brian Luce will also give a special musical performance. This event is open to the public.

Frederick Douglass was a renowned abolitionist who escaped slavery in 1838 and devoted the next six decades to agitating on behalf of liberty and justice for all. Buccola describes Douglass as equal parts revolutionary, reformer, patriot, and uniter while noting that reflecting on Douglass’ life presents a unique opportunity to look back as a means of moving forward in today’s polarized society.

Doors open at 4:45 PM
Musical prelude at 5:10 PM
Talk at 5:40 PM