African American Abolitionists, Abraham Lincoln, and the Road to Freedom

February 7, 2009

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How did African American abolitionists shape Lincoln and the nation's thinking about slavery? Did their work for freedom hasten emancipation and post-war civil rights?

Spencer Crew of George Mason University, is the former president of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center discusses the role played by African Americans in the abolitionist movement and the Underground Railroad.

 

Recorded Saturday, February 07, 2009 at The Newberry Library.