THE MISSION OF THE CENTER

 

The Center for the Study of Transformative Lives exists to inspire young persons and public audiences through the study of individuals who have made a difference in the world—persons of conscience, creativity, courage, and compassion who have advanced human rights, equality, and personal and societal flourishing. Through teaching, research, and public programming the Center serves as a place to study and honor exemplars from past and present in their context in search of sorely needed wisdom for today and tomorrow.


NEXT UPCOMING  EVENT:  

OCTOBER 2, 2018

FREDERICK DOUGLASS – PROPHET OF FREEDOM

The Center welcomes back author David Blight to discuss the definitive, dramatic biography of the most impactful African-American of the nineteenth century, Frederick Douglass. Calling him "the prose poet of America's...body politic," Blight tells the story of  the escaped slave who became the greatest orator of his day and one of the leading abolitionists and writers of the era.

"There is no greater voice of America's terrible transformation from slavery to freedom than Douglass's.  For all who wish to escape from outward or inward captivity, they would do well to feel the pulses of this life, and to read the words of this voice.  And then go act in the world." - David Blight

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