Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass on Black Colonization

Thursday, April 27th at 4 p.m.

Join us in person at RRH 3.310 or via Zoom here for a talk with Chris Nadon!

Abraham Lincoln was a life-long proponent of black colonization.  Frederick Douglass was an almost life-long opponent of these schemes.  This talk will examine Lincoln’s 1862 Address on Colonization in light of Frederick Douglass’ objections with particular attention paid to its role in encouraging the border states to begin emancipation at the state level, as well as Lincoln’s recognition of the practical limits of colonization as a solution to the problem of post-war relations between the races.