Sunday 26th February, The History Show with Myles Dungan.
Tune in to an interview (19:25) with Leigh Fought on “Dirty, Sexy, Abolition: The Frederick Douglass – Julia Griffiths Scandal”
About Leigh Fought
- Leigh Fought was raised in Houston, Texas, where she received her doctoral degree in U.S. history at the turn of the century. She also holds a Master of Library and Information Science, with a focus on archival management, from Simmons College, and is the author of Southern Womanhood and Slavery: A Biography of Louisa S. McCord and Mystic, Connecticut: From Pequot Village to Tourist Town. Between 2001 and 2004 she worked as associate editor on the first volume of Frederick Douglass’s Correspondence, published by Yale University Press in 2009. There she conceived of her current project focusing on Frederick Douglass and women, which will be published by Oxford University Press in 2013. In 2011, the National Endowment for the Humanities awarded her a generous Summer Stipend to conduct research on her work. (You can follow her progress at her blog “Frederick Douglass’s Women: In Progress” at www.leighfought.blogspot.com.) She has served as an archival assistant at the Women’s Archive and Research Center at the University of Houston, the New Bedford Whaling Museum Library in Massachusetts, and the Blunt-White Library at Mystic Seaport in Connecticut. In Houston, Indiana, and Maryland, she taught U.S. and African American history at a variety of colleges, the last being Montgomery College’s Takoma Park campus. She left Montgomery College in Spring 2011 to research and write for a year in Dublin, Ireland, and has accepted a tenure track position at Le Moyne College in Syracuse, New York, beginning in Fall 2012.