Students 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.