Becoming Frederick Douglas

The Education of a Free Man

EmpowerU Studio at Frame USA
225 Northland Blvd
Cincinnati, Ohio 45246
Thursday, October 13, 2022

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Required Reading for this night’s class Click HERE- The Constitution of the United States: Is It Pro-Slavery or Anti-Slavery?

This talk is devoted to one of the greatest works in the History of American Politics, Frederick Douglass’s Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, Written by Himself. This book is at once a damning indictment of American Slavery and an inspiring tribute to the power of the human soul.

No book seems to capture better the natural human longing for freedom, equality, and dignity. While our primary task will be to understand the character and purpose of this great work, we will also reflect on Douglass’s career through his other great works and speeches.    Gregory McBrayer returns to EmpowerU for a second very important class and will start his presentation about 7:30 PM.

Speaker’s Bio:

Gregory A. McBrayer – An Assistant professor of political science and director of the core curriculum, joined Ashland University in 2017.  He teaches courses in political philosophy and international relations.  Prior to coming to Ashland, he was an assistant professor at Morehead State University, a postdoctoral fellow at Emory University, and a visiting assistant professor at Gettysburg College.  He has published articles in Interpretation: A Journal of Political Philosophy and Kentron: Revue Pluridisciplinaire du Monde Antique, as well as reviews in InterpretationThe Journal for Hellenic StudiesThe American Journal of Islamic Social Science, and Political Science Quarterly.  He is the author (with Mary Nichols and Denise Schaeffer) of Plato’s Euthydemus (Focus, 2011) and is the editor of Xenophon: The Shorter Writings (Cornell, forthcoming).


Hamilton County Mental Health & Recovery Services Board has cancelled on attending EmpowerU’s Information Session Tonight.   Erik Stewart, Executive Vice President cancelled his appearance and gave EmpowerU 24 hours notice.   EmpowerU contacted Hamilton County two months ago (August 17) and has had constant email correspondence with their representative Jens Sutmoller since about this meeting.  To read more about Hamilton County Ohio and where your money is being spent–Click Here.  We appologize for an inconvenience this causes you.   We had invited Hamilton County Jobs and Family Service to discuss their upcoming Mental Health Levy which is an approximate increase in the levy costs of 32%.