A brief biography of Frederick Douglass
The Fourth of July, or Independence Day, as it has come to be known, is perhaps the most and the least American of holidays. It is the most American because it...
When the New York National Guard was called into federal service for World War I, the 15th was not an integral component of the 27th Division (formerly the 6th Division). When the regiment arrived in France in December 1917, it deployed as a labor unit—building roads, digging canals, and unloading ships. The work was not only arduous but demeaning and demoralizing, as these men had trained for combat.
In their second meeting, President Lincoln asked Frederick Douglass to lead efforts to free Southern slaves in the event that Lincoln was not re-elected.
Frederick Douglass disguised himself as a sailor and escaped from Maryland to freedom in the North.
The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass was published. In the Narrative, Douglass recounted his life in slavery. The book’s publication made him one of the most famous faces of abolition.
In the first private meeting between Frederick Douglass and President Lincoln, Douglass demanded equal treatment and pay for black soldiers.
Charles Lenox Remond (1810–1873) was an abolitionist and orator. Remond was born in Massachusetts to free black parents and was influenced by their abolitionism. In 1832, Remond began working for William Lloyd Garrison’s Liberator. He later toured as an anti-slavery lecturer with Frederick Douglass, but after the passage of the Fugitive Slave Law of 1850, Remond became impatient with the non-violent Garrisonian approach to abolition. After the Civil War, Remond pushed for civil rights for African Americans, further alienating him...
Henry Highland Garnet (1815–1882) was a black abolitionist and clergyman. Garnet escaped from slavery with his family as a boy and settled in New York City. He was ordained in the Presbyterian Church in 1841 and soon became a well-known anti-slavery advocate. In 1843, he proposed militant slave uprising, putting him at odds with more centrist abolitionists such as Frederick Douglass. During the Civil War, Garnet helped recruit African Americans for the Union Army. He later supported black emigration to Africa, and in 1881 he was appointed...