Interesting, wouldn't you say? What would today's republican party think about the federal government "overreaching" and ending segregation or suspending hebeas corpus of some citizens (KKK)? Both were ideals that Douglass supported. Would Douglass, who said, "A man's rights rest in three boxes. The ballot box, jury box and the cartridge box. Let no man be kept from the ballot box because of his color. Let no woman be kept from the ballot box because of her sex", support the most recent efforts to suppress voting rights? Probably not. However, I am quit sure they would NOT approve of his "pal'n around with terrorists."
Regardless, the session went slightly off course when a White Nationalist stood up and asked why we can't have segregation. It took a turn for the worst when one of the moderators said that Douglass wrote a letter of "forgiveness" o his former slave master; which the White Nationalist responded, “For what? For feeding him and housing him?” He went on to say that slavery benefited black people.
As if that weren't enough, the session included the crowd turning on a black woman with a liberal view, and other black conservatives berating black liberals. In the end, I think I'm can safely say that the Conservative Right did very little to advance their message of inclusion.