Frederick Douglass was born in February 1818 on the eastern shore of Maryland. He is remembered as one of the greatest figures in the American antislavery movement.
Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12, 1809 in Hodgenville, Kentucky. He is best known for his immense impact in leading our nation through a civil war and for ultimately abolishing slavery.
Explore these articles, commentaries, and resources on the African-American experience in honor of Black History Month.
On February 19, Forrest Nabors will be giving the 2019 Jack Paynter Lecture at James Madison College, Michigan State University, on the Missouri Compromise and how it led to civil war.
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