Frederick Douglass and Emancipation
“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.
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
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L. Diane Barnes Associate Professor Youngstown State University->History Department
- Paul Finkelman Distinguished Professor Albany Law School->Law and Public Policy
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