David W.
Blight


David W. Blight is Class of 1954 Professor of American History and director of the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance and Abolition at Yale University. He is the author of Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom, forthcoming from Simon and Schuster. Learn more about his work here.

Articles by David W.

“All Our Terrible and Beautiful History”: Teach American History as a Human Story

Professor David W. Blight, director of the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition, explains why prevailing American historical narratives necessitate Teaching Tolerance's Teaching Hard History report and recommendations.
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