A Question Of Destiny: The Remarkable Civil War Friendship of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass

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A talk by Karl Fredrickson

Frederick Douglass had been one of Lincoln’s harshest critics during the Civil War. Finally, in 1863, he boarded a train in Rochester and headed down to Washington, hoping to confront the President directly. What ensued was a surprising and remarkable friendship, one that would play an important role in bringing the nation forward toward its “New Birth of Freedom.” We will look at the life stories of these two men, both of whom were truly “self-made,” rising from humble origins, and how they crossed the racial divide to help the nation chart a new direction, one that is in harmony with its true destiny.

Suggested donation: $12 / $7 students and seniors.

Information: Contact Melissa Lyons at 845-517-5386 or threefoldbranch@gmail.com.

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