Frederick Douglass Speaks: “Why Should a Colored Man Enlist”
February 19 2019
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Clarence Mitchell Library


In April, 1863 Frederick Douglass was repeatedly asked this question while he was raising men for the 54th Massachusetts Regiment. Cole’s program will include an excerpted speech and a question and answer period.  Douglass’ answer to the question reflects his feelings on citizenship, duty, equal rights, self-preservation, patriotism and the preservation of the colored man’s rightful place in the history of the United States.