President Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass
President Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass: A Historic Relationship as presented by John Stauffer
Thursday, May 31, Lecture 7pm, Book Signing 8pm
Lynn Musuem (590 Washington St., Lynn)
Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln were the self-made men of their time. One man was a former slave and a radical reformer who became one of the nation’s most brilliant writers and speakers. The other was an outsider, born dirt-poor, who became one of America’s greatest presidents. While the Civil War raged, the two titans—Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln—formed an unlikely friendship that changed the nation’s course. In his book, Giants: The Parallel Lives of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln, John Stauffer traces how each man used the other—and how their political game ultimately led to mutual admiration and respect. Stauffer brings his passion and understanding of these two historical figures to the lecture podium for a great night of exploration and discussion followed by a book signing with the author.
This event is $10.00 for members and $20.00 for non-members.