Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglas: The Black Influence on the Civil War

Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglas: The Black Influence on the Civil War

Saturday, June 15, 2013 at 1:00 PM

Westminster Branch Library

For ages 12 - Adults

The Civil War was a tumultuous time in our nation’s history, particularly for African Americans. Join local historian Mike Eckard as he discusses the black experience during the time. Subjects will include the abolitionist movement and the Emancipation Proclamation. Mr. Eckard will also discuss the influence of black leaders such as Frederick Douglas, Sojourner Truth, and Harriet Tubman on Abraham Lincoln and the war effort. Mr. Eckard’s presentation will include a display of Civil War-related artifacts. A Celebrating America program.

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