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Old 09 January 2013, 04:21 PM
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Originally Posted by mags View Post
It's frightening to think that with all that, he was the most powerful politician on the slaves' side.

Imagine just how bad the worst against them were!
He was the most effective, but not necessarily the most pro-black. OTOH, when Frederick Douglas was excluded by staff from the White House for the second inauguration celebration, to which he had been specifically invited, and Lincoln saw Douglas being sent away, Lincoln made a big show of bringing Douglas in, greeting him warmly and announcing to all around that there was no man's opinion he valued higher than Douglas's.
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