Virginia Lawmaker Foolishly States Frederick Douglass Debated Abraham Lincoln In Proposed Bill
Virginia delegate Wren Williams, who took office a few weeks ago, introduced his first bill taking aim directly at critical race theory by proposing schools teach students about specific moments within American history—but he made one glaring mistake.
Williams proposed “the first debate between Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass” be taught to students, but critics quickly pointed out that no such debate exists. Williams was likely referring to the event involving former State Senator Steven Douglas, who went head to head against Lincoln for a senate seat in 1858.
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