Frederick Douglass at the library

Grants Pass branch hosts free Frederick Douglass exhibit during month of January

The Grants Pass branch is hosting “Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass” from January 3 through 31. This multi-paneled exhibit developed by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History explores slavery and abolition through the eyes of one of the most famous men in nineteenth-century America, Frederick Douglass.

The traveling exhibition has been made possible through the efforts of South Middle School history teacher and 2006 Gilder-Lehrman Oregon History Teacher of the Year Lois MacMillan in partnership with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, The New York Historical Society, the American Library Association, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and a grant from the Josephine County Cultural Coalition.

The exhibit is free and available for viewing during regular operating hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., Wednesdays and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturdays from noon to 4 p.m.

For more information about Frederick Douglass at the library, email, or call 541-476-0571.