Frederick_Douglass

Frederick Douglass consulted with Abraham Lincoln during the Civil War

Frederick Douglass and the abolitionists argued that because the aim of the Civil War was to end slavery, African Americans should be allowed to engage in the fight for their freedom. Douglass publicized this view in his newspapers and several speeches. Douglass conferred with President Abraham Lincoln in 1863 on the treatment of black soldiers, and […]

Valentine promised to never shave if Abraham Lincoln elected president

Valentine promised to never shave if Abraham Lincoln elected president

Valentine Tapley stated to never ever shave again if Abraham Lincoln was elected president. Valentine died in 1910 with a 12-foot-long beard “During Abraham Lincoln‘s campaign for the presidency, a Missouri Democrat named Valentine Tapley from Pike County, Missouri, swore that he would never shave again if Abe were elected.Tapley kept his word and kept […]