On January 4, 1866, Frederick Douglass, a former slave and black orator, spoke at Brattleboro’s Town Hall. His speech, entitled 'Equal Rights Under the Law', stressed voting rights for the black population. Both Brattleboro papers supported Douglass’ praise of President Lincoln, but sidestepped his criticism of Johnson.
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Research & Narration: Professor John Grayson
Research: Rolf Parker-Houghton
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