President abraham lincoln and frederick douglass came from two different walks of life and led very different lives they were both, as douglass would he would win election to the state legislature and become a vocal minority leader as a member of the whig party he would serve one mediocre term in. About former slave who became an abolitionist author and speaker he detailed his remarkable life in his famous 1845 autobiography: narrative of the life of frederick douglass, an american slave. Leadership style defines the manner and the approach employed by a leader in providing direction, implementing his or her plans and motivating people towards attainment of a certain goal this essay looks at leadership strategies of african american leaders frederick douglas and abraham lincoln. Douglass was a prolific writer speeches, personal letters, formal lectures, editorials, and magazine articles literally poured from his pen most of this output has been brought together in a massive four-volume work by philip foner, the life and writings of frederick douglass (new york, 1950-55.
Analyzing style and content, purpose: speeches of lincoln and frederick douglass read what, to the slave, is the fourth of july by frederick douglass as excerpted1 and speech at new haven by abraham lincoln (teacher may excerpt portions)2 write in your notes what you think each. Abraham lincoln and frederick douglass were both great men who rose from poverty to become advocates for freedom and equality although their backgrounds are seemingly different and their meetings brief, their work to end slavery is undeniable. Abraham lincoln, frederick douglass, and the struggle against american slavery this course will examine the life of the republic's most celebrated president and its most revered reformer in order to probe the transformations in american politics, culture, and society across the nineteenth century.
Abolitionist leader frederick douglass was born into slavery sometime around 1818 in talbot county, maryland he became one of the most famous intellectuals of his time in 1863, douglass conferred with president abraham lincoln regarding the treatment of black soldiers, and later with president. Frederick douglass, who was born a slave and became an abolitionist, often discussed abolishing slavery with president abraham lincoln this informational text further discusses the relationship between douglass and lincoln, and their efforts to abolish slavery. Intern: rebecca caesar essay: frederick douglass' relationship with abraham lincoln spring 2005 faculty advisor: professor larry hudson, jr no relationship has ever impacted the future of race relations in the united states more than that of abraham lincoln and frederick douglass.
An unusual friendship - lincoln & frederick douglass by william connery [email protected] 4-10-5 one of the most important friendships that developed during that conflict was the one between president abraham lincoln and abolitionist frederick douglass. On the 203rd anniversary of abraham lincoln's birth (he was born february 12, 1809), professor blair lm kelley examines the historic relationship between america's 16th president, and. Frederick douglass first met with mr lincoln in the summer of 1863 and as he later recalled saw at a glance the justice of the popular estimate of his qualities expressed in the prefix honest to the name abraham lincoln1 mr lincoln explained his policies on black soldiers and defended his.
What abraham lincoln seemed to intuitively understand about leadership 150 years ago remains uncommon knowledge today engagement and performance are mostly influenced by feelings and emotions lincoln fundamentally cared about people and made every effort to demonstrate that to. The lincoln-douglas debates (also known as the great debates of 1858) were a series of seven debates between abraham lincoln, the republican candidate for the united states senate from illinois, and incumbent senator stephen douglas, the democratic party candidate. Frederick douglass has been called the father of the civil rights movement he rose through determination, brilliance, and eloquence to shape the american nation he was an abolitionist, human rights and women's rights activist, orator, author, journalist, publisher, and social reformer.
Frederick douglass and abraham lincoln - leadership styles new topic only yesterday frederick lewis allen chapter summary the narrative of the life of frederick douglass. But perhaps one of the best reasons trump and spicer need to bone up on douglass is to understand his relationship with abraham lincoln and to get a better sense of what true leadership looks like. Both frederick douglass and abraham lincoln have been deeply influential on barack obama obama has on numerous occasions acknowledged his debt to lincoln from lincoln, he understands the importance of being pragmatic, of being willing to sacrifice one's ideals in quest of achieving a.