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Famed abolitionist, orator, and writer Frederick Douglass wrote three autobiographies in his lifetime. Historian Robert S. Levine, author of the new book The Lives of Frederick Douglass, will discuss and reflect on Douglass’s many narratives to present a more complete and fascinating look at the social reformer. The discussion on Levine’s book will be led by Mr. Cosby Hunt, Senior Manager for Social …
This post is part of our Black History Month blog series. Though many black leaders decried Lincoln’s tardy efforts to act definitively on slavery, when he finally did release the Emancipation Proclamation, both the freed and enslaved African-American community rejoiced at this decisive step towards freedom. Today’s black history month post will highlight a few of these responses.
This post is part of our Black History Month blog series. Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! Frederick Douglass adopted February 14 as his birthday because his mother used to call him her “little valentine,” so today’s Black History Month post is dedicated to him. Douglass met with Lincoln several times (in fact, he was once invited to tea at the Soldiers’ …