A black and white, 1870 head and shoulders portrait of an African American man with grey hair and a long mustache wearing a black 3-piece suit, white shirt and black bow tie. His gaze is to the right, away from the camera.
Photo Courtesy of the Library of Congress. LC-DIG-ppmsca-69249.

Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln

Wednesday, February 14, 2024

1 – 2 p.m. ET
Free | Recommended for Grades 6 +

While the Emancipation Proclamation promised freedom, it allowed Black men to join the U.S. Army and fight to fulfill that promise for themselves.  Lincoln invited Douglass to the White House to help establish this unit of the Army that would grow to 185,000 men. Join the discussion on how these two, great leaders worked together to help end slavery.