The portrait of lincoln was created by w h pratt two years after lincoln’s assassination and the end of the civil war in the spring of 1865 the words of the emancipation proclamation are written in calligraphy across the page to form a drawing of lincoln’s face. And even after lincoln’s assassination, at the unveiling of the freedmen’s monument in lincoln park, after a good dose of modest praise for the president, douglass noted that “abraham. The timing of national negro history week was selected due to the birthdays of abraham lincoln and frederick douglass february 12 is lincoln’s birthday and february 14 is frederick douglass day asalah described the timing of negro history week as follows. Frederick douglass was an escaped slave who became a prominent activist, author and public speaker he became a leader in the abolitionist movement, which sought to end the practice of slavery. Giants, john stauffer's account of the lives of frederick douglass and abraham lincoln is an excellent introduction to these self-made men who had much in common both came of age in milieus in which brutality was commonplace, douglass as a slave on a maryland plantation and on the streets and wharves of baltimore, lincoln as a poor young man.
Introduction quite unlike josiah henson, who resembled uncle tom, frederick douglass symbolizes the militant outlook of modern negro leaders a tall, vigorous mulatto, he had been born in talbot county, maryland, of a slave mother and an unknown white father. Abraham lincoln was “emphatically, the black man’s president,” wrote the black abolitionist frederick douglass in 1865, “the first to show any respect for their rights as men” a decade later, however, in a speech at the unveiling of an emancipation monument in washington, douglass. In 1845, he published his first autobiography, narrative of the life of frederick douglass, an american slave, which became a best seller in the us and was translated into several languages he went on to advise president abraham lincoln on the treatment of black soldiers during the civil war and continued to work for equality until his death.
Abraham lincoln and frederick douglass includes a brief biography or introduction to two well-known men each man, of course, deserving fuller treatment than this one book allows the book begins with frederick douglass waiting to meet the president, mr lincoln. Fredrick douglas and abraham lincoln met for the first time in washington dc hoping to meet president to seek for redress for the constitution lincoln’s father hired him out for manual labor to earn money for the family while douglas was hired out for his master’s profit and salves. This is a marvelous book about abraham lincoln and frederick douglass it provides an indepth portrayal of lincoln and his thoughts about slavery and the civil war as well as his high regard for frederick douglass, a former slave. Black abolitionist leader frederick douglass was an early critic of president lincoln douglass became an admirer of president lincoln after the emancipation proclamation and helped the union army recruit black troops. Backstage at the lincoln assassination: the untold story of the actors and stagehands at ford's theatre additional resources for abraham lincoln and frederick douglass: the story behind an american friendship.
Abraham lincoln and frederick douglass: the story behind an american friendship, by russell freedman boston: clarion books, 2012 author russell freedman, a newberry medal winner for lincoln: a photobiography, once again sets his sights on lincoln, but this time he writes a joint biography about the friendship of lincoln and frederick douglass. Frederick douglass’s letter to mary todd lincoln following lincoln’s assassination (pdf) secondary sources include encyclopedias, textbooks, and trade books such as robert e jakoubek’s the assassination of abraham lincoln (millbrook press, 1993. Frederick douglass oration in memory of abraham lincoln by frederick douglas, given on april 14, 1876, the anniversary of lincoln’s assassination and of the emancipation of the slaves in the district of columbia. The hammer and the anvil: frederick douglass, abraham lincoln, and the end of slavery in america by dwight jon zimmerman and illustrated by wayne vansant present the duo biographies of abraham lincoln and frederick douglass as a graphic novel. Douglass, however, knew that abraham lincoln knew better here comes my friend douglass, exclaimed lincoln at the reception following his second inauguration after the assassination , lincoln’s widow gave douglass her husband’s walking stick.
Abraham lincoln (february 12 1809 – april 15 1865) was the 16th president of the united states he served as president from 1861 to 1865, during the american civil war just five days after most of the confederate forces had surrendered and the war was ending, john wilkes booth assassinated lincoln. Narrative of the life of frederick douglass, revisited frederick douglass circa 1874 in september 1862, abraham lincoln gave notice that he intended to free the slaves held in states still in rebellion against the union, a promise fulfilled by the emancipation proclamation issued on january 1, 1863. Douglass and lincoln were the preeminent self-made men of their time in this masterful dual biography, the first to view the two great leaders as self-made men, stauffer describes the transformations in the lives of these giants during a major shift in cultural history, when men rejected the status quo and embraced new ideals of personal liberty.
The lincoln assassination conspirators: their confinement and execution, as recorded in the letterbook of john frederick hartranft louisiana state university press, 2009 louisiana state university press, 2009. At a white house reception following abraham lincoln's second inaugural, lincoln told frederick douglass he had seen him in the capitol crowd and pressed him for his opinion of the speech.
After lincoln's death, the fight for freedom and equality was as difficult as ever on the morning abraham lincoln died from an assassin's bullet, noted abolitionist william lloyd garrison was. Introduction abraham lincoln and frederick douglass were born nine years apart, the former on a humble farm, the latter as a slave they would become two of the most influential figures of their time. Washington — it was an assertion of hard-won personal sovereignty: frederick douglass, born on a maryland plantation 200 years ago this month, never knew on what february day because history. Return to list of illustrations for life and times of frederick douglass (1892) by frederick douglass return to menu page for life and times of frederick douglass (1892) by frederick douglass return to north american slave narratives home page return to library of southern literature home page return to documenting the american south home page.