Frederick Douglass speaks at the Academy of Music in Brooklyn
Frederick Douglass gave a well-attended evening speech at Brooklyn's Academy of Music in New York City. The subject of his talk was "What Shall Be Done with the Negro?" His answer was for the full and immediate inclusion of the African-American in American citizenship as the only way to end the Civil War in a just and satisfactory way. He also talked of the black soldiers of the Fifty-Fourth Massachusetts and his two sons marching in its ranks. (By John Osborne)
"'What Shall Be Done With the Negro?' A Lecture by Frederick Douglass," New York Times, May 16, 1863, p. 8.