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 […]

Just 3 years after the Civil War a man walked 1400 miles

Just 3 years after the Civil War a man walked 1400 miles

Just 3 years after the Civil War a man walked 1400 miles through the former Confederate states with a Union flag to disprove claims of lingering hatred. Gilbert Henderson Bates (February 13, 1836–February 17, 1917) was an American soldier best known for his peaceful postwar marches, first throughout the American South and through England. For […]