Earlier this year, New-York Historical welcomed an esteemed panel of historians including David Blight (a New-York Historical trustee), Edna Greene Medford, and Harold Holzer to discuss the revolutionary—and evolutionary—nature of the relationship between abolitionist Frederick Douglass and President Abraham Lincoln and their remarkable journey to emancipation. Enjoy a recording of the evening below.
Frederick Douglass, Abraham Lincoln, and Emancipation
Jan. 11, 2020
Top image: “Frederick Douglass appealing to President Lincoln and his cabinet to enlist Negroes,” mural by William Edouard Scott, at the Recorder of Deeds building, built in 1943 (The George F. Landegger Collection of District of Columbia Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith’s America, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division)