Our sixteenth president is known for many
things: he delivered the Emancipation Proclamation and the Gettysburg
Address during the Civil War. He was tall and skinny and notoriously
stern-looking. And he also had some very strong ideas about abolishing
slavery, ideas which brought him into close contact with another very
visible public figure: Frederick Douglass. Douglass was born a slave but
escaped in 1838 and became one of the central figures in the history of
the American abolitionist movement.
This book offers a glimpse
into the unusual friendship between two great American leaders. At a
time when racial tensions were high and racial equality was not yet
established, Abraham Lincoln and Douglass formed a strong bond over
shared ideals and worked alongside each other for a common goal. Download and start listening now!