Retired Salem News Reporter to discuss “Frederick Douglass: The Lynn Years (1841 1848)”
June 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tom Dalton will discuss his recent book on Douglass and sign copies of his book on Tuesday, June 26 at 7 PM in the Essex room of the Hawthorne Hotel in Salem. Admission is free.
The book based largely on letters and newspaper articles from the 1840s, follows Douglass from his arrival in Lynn as an unknown 23 year old fugitive slave to his departure more than six years later as one of the best known abolitionists and orators in the country and abroad. Douglass was born in 1818 is generally regarded as the most prominent African-American of the 19th century. After escaping from slavery in Maryland he lived in New Bedford, Lynn Rochester New Hampshire and Washington DC. He also of course visited Salem on occasion.The book commemorates the 200th anniversary of Douglass’s birth.
The author, Tom Dalton, is no stranger to long time readers of the Lynn Itdm and the Salem News. He was a newspaper man for many years and he knew everyone. His writing style and sense of humor made him a “must read” for subscribers. Tom also won or shared more than a dozen writing awards during his career. He has also served as a board member of the Lynn Historical Society. Tom is donating all proceeds from the book to the Lynn Douglass 200 Committee.
The book signing and talk is one of a series of events planned by the Lynn Douglass 200 committee which also is sponsoring a July 3 reading of a famous Douglass speech at High Rock tower in Lynn, A gospel concert and a tour of abolitionist graves in Pine Grove Cemetery.
For a schedule of events go to LynnDouglass200 on Facebook