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2022 Jorde Symposium – Frederick Douglass and the Two Constitutions: Proslavery and Antislavery

Tuesday, November 15, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The lecture will probe the thought and activism of Frederick Douglass as both a moral influencer and political abolitionist, concentrating on his evolving views of the Constitution—from an early view that our founding charter was hopelessly complicit with slavery to his eventual embrace of an absolute antislavery interpretation.

This event is hosted in partnership with the Brennan Center for Justice and Berkeley Law. Information on past Jorde Symposia can be found on the Brennan Center’s website.


  • David Blight, Sterling Professor of American History at Yale University


  • Annette Gordon Reed, Carol M. Loeb Professor of History at Harvard University
  • Christopher Tomlins, Elizabeth Josselyn Boalt Professor of Law at the University of California, Berkeley


Tuesday, November 15, 2022
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Booth Auditorium


California Law Review

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