Frederick Douglass (Hillsdale College, Hillsdale, MI)

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Title

Frederick Douglass (Hillsdale College, Hillsdale, MI)

Subject

Subject (Topic)
Abolitionists--United States
Anti-slavery movements--United States
Michigan--History
Midwestern United States
Public art
Public sculpture
Slavery--Michigan

Subject (Name)
Douglass, Frederick, 1818-1895

Subject (Object Type)
Commemorative sculpture

Description

Located on Hillsdale College’s Liberty Walk, the bronze statue of Frederick Douglass is the first African American figure to be included on the Liberty Walk. The bearded Douglass clasps his hands around a book, his torso turning gently leftward as he shifts his weight to his left leg.

Creator

Wolfe, Bruce, 1941-

Source

Date

Dedicated: May 11, 2017

Contributor

Hillsdale College (President Larry Arnn) and James Nagy (benefactor).

Rights

Hillsdale College, 33 E College Street, Hillsdale, Michigan, 49242, United States

Format

JPEG

Language

English

Type

Visual Arts-Sculpture

Coverage

Lane Hall, Liberty Walk, Hillsdale College, 33 E College Street, Hillsdale, Michigan, 49242, United States

Has Part

Bronze plaque on granite base:
Frederick Douglass

Dedicated May 11, 2017, in proud recognition of the speech given at Hillsdale College by Frederick Douglass on January 11, 1863

"Neither law, learning, nor religion, is addressed to any man’s color or race. Science, education, the Word of God, and all the virtues known among men, are recommended to us, not as races, but as men. We are not recommended to love or hate any particular variety of the human family more than any other. Not as Ethiopians; not as Caucasians; not as Mongolians; not as Afro-Americans, or Anglo-Americans, are we addressed, but as men. God and nature speak to our manhood, and to our manhood alone. Here all ideas of duty and moral obligation are predicated."

—Blessing of Liberty and Education—September 3, 1894

With Gratitude to Mr. James Nagy in Memory of his beloved Wanda Nagy

Dr. & Mrs. Larry Arnn

Bruce Wolfe—Sculptor

Extent

93.6 in. (237.74 cm.)

Medium

Bronze; Granite

Bibliographic Citation

"Frederick Douglass: A Brief History." Hillsdale College Blog. Accessed May 24, 2020, https://www.hillsdale.edu/frederick-douglass/.

"Hillsdale College Unveils Statue of Frederick Douglass." Press Relase, News and Media, Hillsdale College. Accessed May 24, 2020, https://www.hillsdale.edu/news-and-media/press-releases/hillsdale-college-unveils-statue-frederick-douglass/.

"A Man Worth Emulating: Frederick Douglass Statue Dedicated on Hillsdale's Liberty Walk." Hillsdale College Blog. Accessed May 24, 2020, https://www.hillsdale.edu/hillsdale-blog/hillsdale-magazine/worth-emulating-frederick-douglass/.

"Frederick Douglass, Statue Unveiling at Hillsdale College." Bruce Wolfe. Accessed May 24, 2020, https://www.brucewolfe.com/frederick-douglass/.

Rights Holder

Renée Ater

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Sculpture

Physical Dimensions

93.6 in. (237.74 cm.)

Citation

Wolfe, Bruce, 1941-, “Frederick Douglass (Hillsdale College, Hillsdale, MI),” Contemporary Monuments to the Slave Past, accessed October 21, 2020, http://slaverymonuments.org/items/show/1192.

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