The Frederick Douglass Centre 2, The Helix, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 5TG
The meeting will take place at the Frederick Douglass Centre which is located in the landmark 24-acre hybrid city quarter in the centre of Newcastle, and just a stone’s throw from St James’ Park.
The naming of this building is an acknowledgement of the University’s long-standing commitment to social justice.
Frederick Douglass won world fame in 1845, when he published his autobiography. Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, describing his experiences as a slave.
Two years later, he began publishing an antislavery newspaper called The North Star.
Douglass was a firm believer in the equality of all peoples, regardless of race, religion or gender. He also actively supported women’s suffrage.