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Dr. Nicholas Buccola to Speak on "The Political Thought of Frederick Douglass" at Millsaps on April 4


Dr. Nicholas BuccolaStudents majoring in Public Management at Millsaps College will sponsor an appearance by Dr. Nicholas Buccola of Linfield College to discuss his acclaimed book, "The Political Thought of Frederick Douglass: In Pursuit of American Liberty" on Thursday, April 4. The event will take place in room 100 of Olin Hall on the Millsaps Campus at 7 p.m., and is free and open to the public.

Dr. Buccola's book discusses the importance of Frederick Douglass as a political thinker and has garnered praise for its relevancy and insight. The biography was published by New York University Press in 2012 and highlights the life of Douglass, a slave who became one the most influential activists and orators of the 19th century.

A professor of political science at Linfield College, Dr. Buccola teaches and researches American politics, including contemporary issues such as same-sex marriage, social justice, contemporary moral controversies, and political liberals and conservatives. Other areas of expertise include the Supreme Court and constitutional law.

His talk will be followed by a panel discussion tying his book into current events, a Q&A session, and a reception. Please send any questions or RSVPs to flintjl@millsaps.edu.