Fox News’s Brian Kilmeade joins Emily Jashinsky on “The Federalist Radio Hour” to discuss the little-known story of how two American heroes put their differences aside for the sake of democracy and friendship.
The historical context found in Kilmeade’s new book, “The President and the Freedom Fighter: Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass, and Their Battle to Save America’s Soul,” sheds new light on today’s complex discussion of politics and race.
Kilmeade points to how Douglass was frustrated with Lincoln’s process for emancipation, but eventually, Douglass “began to see there was a method to Lincoln’s slowness.”
“Lincoln had to lead a country, not lead a movement, and Douglass came to appreciate that,” Kilmeade said.
Source: How Abraham Lincoln And Frederick Douglass’s Unlikely Friendship Changed America