Frederick Douglass and the Meaning of the 150th Anniversary of the American Civil War

April 13, 2011

One hundred and fifty years ago marked the beginning of the Civil War, a violent political conflict that would redefine the reach of American citizenship, and set in motion a perpetual struggle for the meaning and soul of America. Frederick Douglass still provides the best summation and analysis of the Civil War. For Frederick Douglass the Civil War was a transforming event, an invitation from heaven and history. Read more at

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