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In this short clip, historian David Blight discusses the relationship between Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass.
Historian James G. Basker (Barnard College, Columbia University) discusses his latest book, American Antislavery Writings: Colonial Beginnings to Emancipation (The Library of America, 2012).
James Oakes discusses his book, The Radical and the Republican: Frederick Douglass, Abraham Lincoln and the Triumph of Antislavery Politics.
Frederick Douglass turns down an invitation to speak at the Academy of Music in Philadelphia in 1870 when he learns that “the Directors of that popular Hall persist in refusing to allow it to be used for a lecture to which my race shall be admitted on terms of equality.”