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Myths and Truths about Frederick Douglas and Abe Lincoln.
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I recently read a hub that sated that all Black Republicans were crazy zealots like Alan Keys. Someone posted a comment below that Hub, that Martin Luther King Jr. and Fredrick Douglass were registered Republicans, which is true. The author responded and said that in those days Douglass could not vote because he was black. That is a myth! Douglass, the alpha male of the Abolition Movement, lived in Rochester N.Y. In New York state, a black male could vote if he owned land that was valued at or more than $250.00. Fredrick did qualify to vote and was a Republican. The G.O.P. ran Abraham Lincoln on an anti slavery platform, and just before Election Day, Lincoln won Mr. Douglass's endorsement. It was the Democratic Party that wanted to keep slavery legal in those days and then decades later fought against the Civil Rights Legislation.
ABE'S BEARD- Not far from Rochester, in a city called Buffalo N.Y., there is a story of a little girl who saw a photo of Honest Abe, and decided to write him a letter. She told him that he looked quite homely and should grow a beard. Lincoln decided to, just because of that letter. He also went to Buffalo to meet her, and was seen running off the train to give her a big hug. The five dollar bill, and most of his portraits show him sporting a beard because of one little child's wishes! That story is true.
There are many stories about Honest Abe, but so little space. here is one of my favorites. During the Civil War, a newly widowed mother of three sons went to see the President. All three of her sons were fighting for the north, and she could not make ends meet. After hearing this story, Lincoln signed an order to release her oldest son who was on the front line. The widow was escorted into battle only to find that her son was mortally wounded. Upon hearing this, President Lincoln released her second oldest immediately. That is true. It is also told that Lincoln helped her handle her mortgage until she was back on her feet. In the 1990s it became "cool" to rewrite history. historical figures like Lincoln and many others were beginning to be painted as mentally ill and tyrannical. Abraham Lincoln however, was known in those days as being very kind and generous, unless you were an enemy of the country's mission to move forward. One can only imagine what could go through a president's mind when he is trying to hold a nation together during the Civil War.
FredrickDouglass was such a strong man that it is no wonder that he was and is considered to be the American Leader and Icon that he became. On a stormy night, he escaped slavery and stowed away on a ship. Since he was black , he was not allowed in a states room, so he curled up in a corner and tried to sleep. An officer of the ship saw him and wanted to help. He asked Fredrick if he was an Indian. The officer new that an American Indian could get a "cabin" on the ship and sleep where it was dry. Even though Douglass also knew that, he looked up at the officer and said no, but that he was black. Then he turned over and went back to sleep.
Fredrick did not want special treatment! He fought for others, not himself.
His name was Mudd! Dr. Mudd was the physician that treated John Wilkes Booth for the ankle he fractured during his escape. Booth broke his ankle while escaping Ford Theater after he murdered President Lincoln. Dr. Mudd was tried for treason and his reputation was destroyed permanently. That is where the saying " my name is Mudd" comes from. This Dr. was rendered useless and was ruined from there after. Today, one who's name is Mudd, is one who is considered obsolete or useless.
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