Last year, Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln got in the spooky spirit of All Hallows’ Eve by donning costumes for the New-York Historical Society’s annual Halloween party. Douglass stood guard as a noble Jedi Knight on 77th Street and Lincoln greeted passersby as a heavyweight boxing champion on Central Park West.
Dressing up was such a blast that they’ll be getting into costume again and, this year, you get to pick what they’ll be! Click here to vote!
Will Frederick Douglass be an astronaut? (Because he wasn’t afraid to shoot for the moon and definitely landed among the stars). A sailor? (As a nod to the way he escaped captivity and became a leader in the fight for freedom). Or a 1970s activist? (Because he was ahead of his time in the 1870s and would have fit right in in the groovy 1970s).
As for Abraham Lincoln, will he be Captain America? (Because they’re both iconic American heroes). A railroad conductor? (As a nod to his nickname “Rail Splitter” as well as the Underground Railroad) Or a giraffe? (Because they’re both tall and larger than life!)