Wednesday, October 27, 7:00 pm
New York, NY: New York Public Library

Frederick Douglass: Literacy, Libraries and Liberation: Angela Davis and Toni Morrison in conversation

New York Public Library, 42nd Street, New York
Celeste Bartos Forum

Tickets are $25 general admission and $15 Library donors, seniors, and students with valid identification, and are available through by calling 1.888.71.TICKETS (1.888.718.4253) or on the ShowClix website Please note all tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable.

Unless otherwise indicated, all programs begin at 7:00PM in the Celeste Bartos Forum or South Court Auditorium, both located inside the Library's Stephen A. Schwarzman building at Fifth Avenue and 42nd street.

About LIVE from the NYPL:
LIVE from the NYPL is a series of vigorous and provocative conversations, debates, and performances at The New York Public Library curated by Paul Holdengräber, Director of LIVE from the NYPL.

Recent participants have included William Kentridge, Patti Smith, John Waters, The Velvet Underground, Wes Anderson, Werner Herzog, Christopher Hitchens debating Al Sharpton, an opera based on The Elements of Style by Maira Kalman and Nico Muhly, Gunter Grass in conversation with Norman Mailer, Miranda July with David Byrne and Becky Stark, Aline and R. Crumb, Mario Batali and Anthony Bourdain, Harold Bloom, Nicholas Kristof, and Orhan Pamuk. For more information, please visit or email

Books related to this event:

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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, Written by Himself
A New Critical Edition by Angela Y. Davis
Frederick Douglass, Angela Y. Davis
2010 Edition
A new edition of the African American masterpiece featuring critical essays by Angela Y. Davis