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The Unknown “Lincoln-Douglass” Debate

The Unknown Lincoln Douglass Debate

Friday, February 13, 2015, 6:00 p.m.

The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium Show location on map

Harold Holzer, historian
Featuring Norm Lewis, actor/singer

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 BessPhantom of the Opera, ABC’s Scandal).

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Tickets to this event include Museum admission.

You can view last season's Unknown "Lincoln-Douglass" Debate on MetMedia.

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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