The Life & Legacy of Frederick Douglass

In the latest from our Civil War series with James A. Garfield National Historic Site and in commemoration of Black History Month, Ranger Todd Arrington discusses the life and legacy of Frederick Douglass.

He rose from slavery to become one of the nation’s most prominent voices for abolition. Learn about his relationships with William Lloyd Garrison, John Brown, Abraham Lincoln, and James A. Garfield.

Our Civil War series continues next month at noon on Wednesday, March 10. Dr. Arrington will return to discuss President Lincoln’s first inaugural address. The talk will be hosted via Zoom. Registration is required, and you can sign up on our website.

Finally, if you’re interested in Civil War history, several talks in our Civil War series can be viewed online in their entirety, including:

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