Lincoln, Douglass, Emancipation topic of Alumni Lecture

frederick douglas diane barnesDiane Barnes, Youngstown State University professor of History, presents “Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass and the Dawn of Emancipation” on Thursday, April 10, in the McDonough Museum of Art on campus.

The presentation, part of the YSU Alumni Lecture Series, is 6 p.m.

Barnes is associate editor of the Frederick Douglass Papers. She is the author of Frederick Douglass: A Life in Documents and Frederick Douglass, Reformer and Statesman. Marking the sesquicentennial of the American Civil War, Barnes will explore the relationship between two of the era’s most famous men, President Abraham Lincoln and African American activist Frederick Douglass. Each struggled to lead the nation on the path to emancipation, the end of more than two hundred years of slavery. The lecture will reveal the complicated issues facing the United States at the dawn of emancipation.

The cost is $5 for members of the YSU Alumni Society and $7 for non-members. Students may attend for free. Hors d’oeuvres included.

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