Frederick Douglass and Emancipation

Diane Barnes spoke about Frederick Douglass, the most prominent civil rights activist in the 19th century. His relationship with… read more

Diane Barnes spoke about Frederick Douglass, the most prominent civil rights activist in the 19th century. His relationship with Abraham Lincoln helped convince the president that he must act on the issue of emancipation. Professor Barnes showed some slides during her presentation and then responded to questions from members of the audience.

“Frederick Douglass and the Complications of Emancipation” was part of the U.S. Capitol Historical Society annual Spring Symposium “Emancipation During the Civil War,” which was held in the Congressional Auditorium in the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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  • L. Diane Barnes Associate Professor Youngstown State University->History Department
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Public Affairs Event
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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Aug 6, 2011
Last Aired:
Aug 7, 2011

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  • Aug 06, 2011 | 9:20pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 07, 2011 | 1:20am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 07, 2011 | 2:18pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
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