The Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum is proud to announce our upcoming lecture on February 18, 2012 at 2pm:
Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln on Black Equity in the Civil War:
A Historical-Rhetorical Study
The former-slave abolitionist, Frederick Douglass, and President Abraham Lincoln, were not friends or confidants before the Civil War, despite accusations to the contrary. They met only three times. Yet they developed parallel and complementary goals and strategies to end slavery and to enable Black men to serve in the Union Army. Going back to their original words and deeds illuminates the trials and courage of both men, the inspirational growth of wisdom and mutual respect, and the delicate, imperative steps through political and ethical minefields that were necessary to accomplish freedom.
Katherine Scott Sturdevant, Professor of History, and Stephen Collins, Professor of Communication, have for 8 years offered team-taught learning communities that combine American history and public speaking at Pikes Peak Community College. Their research into Douglass and Lincoln led to their article in Black History Bulletin and a presentation for the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH), the founders of Black History Month, whose theme during the first year of this Civil War Sesquicentennial was African Americans and the Civil War.
Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum
215 South Tejon Street
Colorado Springs, CO
Please call 385-5990 to make a reservation