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The Douglass-Lincoln Debates

FRC’s Senior Fellow for Plan Reports, Bob Morrison, will discuss the connection among President Lincoln and Abolitionist Editor/Orator Frederick Douglass in a lecture titled: The Douglass-Lincoln Debates. Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass in no way faced every single other on a public stage, as Lincoln famously did with Illinois’ Democratic Sen. Stephen A. Douglas in what heritage phrases the Lincoln-Douglas Debates. Still, Frederick Douglass did interact the 1st Republican president in debates. Frederick Douglass spoke, wrote, and buttonholed top political figures of his working day in opposition to Lincoln insurance policies in 5 distinctive regions. When Lincoln was moved by the logic of events to embrace

FRC’s Senior Fellow for Plan Reports, Bob Morrison, will discuss the partnership in between President Lincoln and Abolitionist Editor/Orator Frederick Douglass in a lecture titled: The Douglass-Lincoln Debates. Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass by no means faced every other on a community phase, as Lincoln famously did with Illinois’ Democratic Sen. Stephen A. Douglas in what history conditions the Lincoln-Douglas Debates. Nonetheless, Frederick Douglass did interact the first Republican president in debates. Frederick Douglass spoke, wrote, and buttonholed foremost political figures of his working day in opposition to Lincoln policies in five unique areas. When Lincoln was moved by the logic of events to embrace procedures advocated by Douglass, he vocally gave his support. It was a quickly-relocating, ever-changing scene. Morrison will display parallels amongst the position of “outdoors” groups — like the abolitionists and church-primarily based businesses of the 1860s — and the position this sort of groups enjoy in present day ongoing public coverage debates. If background genuinely is the lamp of experience, then the far better we know it, the better we can see the route forward.


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