Frederick Douglass's Autobiography

Frederick Douglass's autobiography, recounting his childhood and youth in slavery and the dramatic circumstances of his escape, was an instant bestseller upon its American publication in 1845. One year later, Joseph Barker published a UK edition in Leeds, to similar success. Our exhibition includes a copy of the Barker edition, with an illustration by Turner Prize nominee Lubaina Himid. Come along and see it at The Portico Library until the 14th of October, and learn more at our upcoming talks and performances for 'Bittersweet: Legacies of Slavery & Abolition in Manchester' -