Cottage Conversation: the Lives of Frederick Douglass


Robert S Levine Lives of Frederick Douglass

Famed abolitionist, orator, and writer Frederick Douglass wrote three autobiographies in his lifetime. Historian Robert S. Levine, author of the new book The Lives of Frederick Douglass, will discuss and reflect on Douglass’s many narratives to present a more complete and fascinating look at the social reformer. The discussion on Levine’s book will be led by Mr. Cosby Hunt, Senior Manager for Social Studies Education at Center for Inspired Teaching.

Dr. Levine is Professor of English and a Distinguished University Professor at the University of Maryland.

Mr. Hunt is a native Washingtonian, alum of the University of Pennsylvania and was named 2008 History Teacher of the Year for the District of Columbia.

When: Thursday, March 3, 2016
: 6:00 pm, Robert H. Smith Visitor Education Center
Lecture: 6:30 pm, President Lincoln’s Cottage
Admission: $10 for the lecture and $10 for the reception. Free for Cottage members at the $250 level or above. To purchase tickets and RSVP, email Michelle Martz at or call (202) 688-3735.

Cottage Conversations offers relaxing evenings to socialize and learn something new about our 16th president from authors, collectors, and artists. The program begins with a cocktail reception, is followed by the lecture, and concludes with a book signing.


The 2015-16 season of Cottage Conversations is made possible with generous support from: Mr. David Bruce Smith, Mr. James Tennies, and Mr. Matthew Tennies.

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