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Documents in Detail: Frederick Douglass’ Oration in Memory of Abraham Lincoln

May 11, 2021

by Jeremy Gypton

Frederick Douglass, 1866. Public domain, from the New-York Historical Society.

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Our final Documents in Detail episode for the 2020-21 school year, and our last in our ‘Selections from the 50 Core Documents’ series. In this episode we looked into Frederick Douglass’ 1876 oration on Abraham Lincoln, providing us an inside view of the great abolitionist’s thoughts on Lincoln as a man, and the man’s legacy. This program took place live on 12 May at 7pm Eastern Time.


  • Dr. John Moser, Ashland University
  • Dr. Joe Fornieri, Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Dr. Peter Myers, University of Wisconsin Eau-Claire

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