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The Unknown “Lincoln-Douglass” Debate

The Unknown Lincoln Douglass Debate

Harold Holzer, historian
Norm Lewis, actor/singer
Stephen Lang, actor

Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass never publicly debated. But using words from their correspondence and commentary, illustrated by period images, historian Harold Holzer brings the two great figures face-to-face. Featuring Tony Award–nominated actor and singer Norm Lewis (Porgy and Bess, Phantom of the Opera, ABC's Scandal) and Tony Award–nominated actor Stephen Lang (The Speed of Darkness, Avatar).

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Above left: William Marsh (American, active Springfield, Illinois, 1850s–1860s). Abraham Lincoln (American, Hardin County, Kentucky 1809–1865 Washington, D.CMay 20, 1860. Salted paper print from glass negative; Image: 19.9 x 14.5 cm (7 13/16 x 5 11/16 in.). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Gilman Collection, Purchase, Joyce F. Menschel Gift, 2005 (2005.100.89)

Above right: Mathew B. Brady (American, near Lake George, New York 1823?–1896 New York). Frederick Douglass, ca. 1880. Albumen silver print from glass negative; Image: 14.7 × 10.2 cm (5 13/16 × 4 in.); Mount: 16.5 × 10.8 cm (6 1/2 × 4 1/4 in.). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Gilman Collection, Museum Purchase, 2005 (2005.100.754)

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