Lincoln and Frederick Douglass
David W. Blight is Class of 1954 Professor of American History at Yale University, and Director of the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at Yale. In 2013-14 he was the William Pitt Professor of American History at Cambridge University, and in 2010-11, he was the Rogers Distinguished Fellow in 19th-century American History at the Huntington Library. Blight is the author or editor of several books, and has won numerous prizes, including the Bancroft Prize, the Lincoln Prize, and the Frederick Douglass Prize. His most recent book is Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom (Simon & Schuster, 2018).