Aiken Lecture: John Stauffer, Giants: The Parallel Lives of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln were the self made men of their time. One man was a former slave and a radical reformer who became one of the nation’s most brilliant writers and speakers. The other was an outsider, born dirt-poor, who became one of America’s greatest presidents. While the Civil War raged, the two titans—Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln—formed an unlikely friendship that changed the nation’s course.
In his book, Giants: The Parallel Lives of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln, John Stauffer traces how each man used the other—and how their political game ultimately led to mutual admiration and respect.
This lecture will be held at the Atlanta History Center. Admission is $5 members; $10 for nonmembers. Reservations are required for all lectures. Call 404.814.4150.
Support: The Aiken Lectures are made possible with generous funding from the trust of Lucy Rucker Aiken.