Heroic Heroes: Abraham Lincoln And Frederick Douglass

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Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass were heroic men who fought for freedom and liberty. Abraham Lincoln was heroic because during the Civil War he was fighting to keep the union together, for freedom, and liberty. In a sermon for Lincoln’s funeral Phineas D. Gurley stated that; “ He is dead; but the cause he so ardently loved… not for himself only, not for us, but for all people in their coming generations, till time shall be no more-that cause survives his fall, and will survive it”(SB, p. 68). The cause that Lincoln fought for was not just unique to the Civil War era but timeless. In addition, what also made him heroic was that he pursued freedom and liberty for people of all race, “From fearful trip the victor ship comes in with object
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