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. Coleâ€™s program will include an excerpted speech and a question and answer period. Douglassâ€™ answer to the question reflects his feelings on citizenship, duty, equal rights, self-preservation, patriotism and the preservation of the colored manâ€™s rightful place in the history of the United States.