Synnestvedt Lecture

Thursday, October 5, 2017
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
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History Department

 The History Department at the College at Brockport, State University of New York, would like to invite everyone to the 40th Anniversary Sig and Nadine Synnestvedt Memorial Lecture.


One Million Abolitionists:  History, Human Rights, and the Power of One




Kenneth B. Morris, Jr.

Bio: A direct descendant of both Frederick Douglass and Booker T. Washington, Ken Morris is the co-founder and President of the Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives, a public charity dedicated to creating a modern Abolitionist Movement in schools all over the country and fighting modern day Human Trafficking worldwide.


Robert J. Benz

Bio: Robert Benz, the Co-Founder & Executive Vice President, Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives (FDFI), is responsible for policy, programming, and strategic development.


Their talk, “One Million Abolitionists,” highlights the history and legacy of the antebellum-era antislavery fight as well as the current fight against human trafficking.  Attending student will receive a free copy of the book Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass: An American Slave. Students are welcome to attend the post-talk reception and have their copies signed by the speakers, one of whom is descended from Frederick Douglass (1818–1895).


This event is free for everyone. No advance registration is required. Free parking is available on campus after 7pm. Please invite your friends, relatives, and anyone else who might be interested in human trafficking and civil rights issues. If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Takashi Nishiyama ( We hope to see you all there!


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