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Coles, Howard Wilson (1903-1996) Frederick Douglass monthly. [Vol. 1, no.1 (March 1948)]

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05822 Author/Creator: Coles, Howard Wilson (1903-1996) Place Written: Rochester, New York Type: Magazine Date: March 1948 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Published by Voice Publishing Co. Contains reprint of Douglass's "Men of Color, to Arms" from the 2 March 1863 printing: "This is our golden opportunity. Let us accept it and forever wipe out the dark reproaches unsparingly hurled against us by our enemies." Also includes a printing of a radio speech by Mrs. Howard W. Coles on Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony (originally delivered 3 November 1947). Includes an article on Abraham Lincoln, and a quiz on African American history. Stamped "Sample." On first page, contains a print of a photograph of Douglass.

People: Coles, Howard Wilson, 1903-1996.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
Douglass, Frederick, 1818-1895.
Anthony, Susan Brownell, 1820-1906.

Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Keywords/Subjects: Education, African American History, African American Author, Civil War, Military History, African American Troops, Union Forces, Woman Author, Women's History, Reform Movement, Suffrage, President

Sub Era: World War II