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The Douglass-Lincoln Debates

The Douglass-Lincoln Debates

FRC’s Senior Fellow for Plan Scientific studies, Bob Morrison, will examine 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 never faced every single other on a public stage, as Lincoln famously did with Illinois’ Democratic Sen. Stephen A. Douglass in what historical past terms the Lincoln-Douglas Debates. Nevertheless, Frederick Douglass did have interaction the first Republican president in debates. Frederick Douglass spoke, wrote, and buttonholed leading political figures of his day in opposition to Lincoln procedures in 5 unique locations. When Lincoln was moved by the logic of activities to embrace insurance policies advocated by Douglass, he vocally gave his assistance. It was a fast-moving, at any time-shifting scene. Morrison will show parallels in between the role of “outside” teams — like the abolitionists and church-primarily based businesses of the 1860s — and the role these kinds of teams engage in in present-day ongoing public policy debates. If background actually is the lamp of experience, then the better we know it, the far better we can see the path forward.


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