Douglass made very many speeches in his life. Most were directed towards Lincoln, criticizing him for his sensitivity on the situation of warfare, but, with time and emancipation, Douglass came to appreciate Lincoln
Lincoln and Douglass had grown to become close friends. After the civil war, Douglass came to a gala to congratulate Lincoln for being a honest leader.
When Lincoln was assassinated, Lincoln's wife sent Douglass his walking cane, to show their close relationship with eachothere. Douglass found a book in his library that he had during his slave days. Lincoln had also read and studied the same bool, . That book was something they had in common, a shared experience that helped them rise from obscurity to greatness.