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Honoring Two Civil War Giants in Black History Month Lecture at Labouré College

Milton, MA: Labouré College is hosting a lecture and Q&A featuring Harvard University Professor John Stauffer who will be speaking on his book, Giants: The Parallel Lives of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln . The event is co-sponsored by Boston African American National Historic Site http://www.nps.gov/boaf .

"We are happy to once again partner with Labouré College to celebrate Black History Month by looking at the lives of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln. Professor Stauffer is a longtime friend and partner of Boston African American National Historic Site. We are looking forward to his talk about the friendship that changed the course of history, and set our country on a new path to freedom," said Ryan McNabb, Park Ranger at Boston African American National Historic Site.

Though born enslaved, Douglass ultimately gained his freedom and became the country's most influential orator for the abolition of slavery. His friendship and influence with Lincoln was critical in steering the President toward emancipation.

Dr. Stauffer is a Professor of English, American Studies, and African American Studies at Harvard University. He has written extensively on the lives of both Lincoln and Douglass and won the Frederick Douglass Book Prize and Avery Craven Book Prize for his first book, The Black Hearts of Men (2002). He has lectured throughout the U.S. and Europe, and was an advisor forDjango Unchained (2012), The Abolitionists (2013), The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross (2013), and the exhibition WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY (2012-14).

The event will be held on February 25 from 6 - 7:30 PM at Labouré College, 303 Adams Street, Milton, MA 02186 in Room C112. This event is FREE and open to the public. For more information please visit http://laboure.edu/events.

About Labouré College: Labouré College is an independent, private, non-profit, Catholic college, specializing in nursing and healthcare career education. Established in 1892, Labouré is the longest provider of nurses in the Boston area. The College is located at 303 Adams Street in Milton. http://www.laboure.edu

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