May. 6, 2017

Project Uplift Literacy, The Portable Frederick Douglass, The Effects Of John Brown's Harper's Raid,

As I continue the journey in The Portable Frederick Douglass today I present today the effects of John Brown's ill-fated raid on the Armory in Harper's Ferry, West Virginia. The first is a letter to the editor in which Frederick Douglass rejects that notion that he fail to be involved in the raid because of cowardice. The second is how that raid denied William Seward the opportunity to win the Republican nomination in 1860 because he lost his principles by relenting to those southern states in denouncing the actions of John Brown on the US Senate floor. Always remember that our black history need never be a black mystery.