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Frederick Douglass in Wisconsin

  • Douglass in Madison [1854]
    Douglass spoke to a full house at the Spring Street Congregational Church on October 31 and at the Court House the following evening to "one of the largest meetings ever convened in this place."
  • Douglass in Beaver Dam [1856]
    During the presidential campaign of 1856, Frederick Douglass addressed a Dodge County audience in Beaver Dam on October 20. During the afternoon, Douglass spoke to a crowd of more than 1000  from a lot just to the east of the former Clark House. That evening he spoke again to an overflow crowd at the Kilbourne House.
  • Douglass in Milwaukee [1856]
    During the presidential campaign of 1856, Douglass spoke on behalf of John Freemont in Milwaukee on October 20.
  • Douglass in Fond du Lac [1856]
    Douglass appeared before an enthusiastic crowd at Darling Hall in Fond du Lac on October 29, 1856, to discuss the origins of slavery.
  • Douglass in Illinois and Wisconsin: Reception in Janesville, Wisconsin, from the Douglass' Monthly, April, 1859, pp. 448-450