Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass: A Bond Cut Short
Phi Kappa Phi Forum
Douglass supported Lincolns presidential campaign in 1860. Lincoln supported various colonization plans-efforts to encourage African Americans to leave tire LJnited States and setde in Liberia, Haiti, or other foreign nations. Lincoln also wanted to discuss the forthcoming presidential campaign. According to Douglass's Life and Times, Lincoln responded to his secretary, "Tell Governor Buckingham to wait, for I want to have a long talk with my friend Frederick Douglass." A short time after that meeting, Douglass received an invitation from Lincoln to join him for late-afternoon tea at Soldiers' Home, a former plantation house and former home for disabled War of 1812 veterans located a few miles from downtown Washington that Lincoln used as a summer White House.
Tackach, J. (2021). Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass: A Bond Cut Short. Phi Kappa Phi Forum, 101(2), 16-17.