From the party that brought you the Martin Luther King whose public career consisted of a one-sentence speech, I guess “Abraham Lincoln: Neoconfederate” isn’t that much of a stretch.
I hesitate giving this posting from the League of the South, announcing their intention to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln,…
Photos via Vox On February 12, 1915, officials laid the cornerstone of the now-iconic Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C., half-a-century after Abraham Lincoln's assassination. Congress approved $2 million for the project: a neoclassical monument designed by architect Henry Bacon....
by Jazmine Hughes Little did Abraham Lincoln know that I would go through BOTH in such a short period of time: Haley is officially on vacation so she left me with the keys for a week, and you know when your blog mother/work husband/big...Show More Summary
Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner attended a small ceremony Thursday celebrating Abraham Lincoln’s birthday where he spoke of the contributions the country's 16th president made to Illinois.
In less than two centuries, about 15,000 books have been written on Abraham Lincoln and his presidency. Trying to weed through the options in order to figure out which ones are actually worth reading is a pretty daunting task. In honor...Show More Summary
Abraham Lincoln governed the U.S. through one of its most challenging eras--and his leadership still influences us today. Here are some of his most enduring and life changing lessons we can all learn from.
Born February 12, 1809. Died April 15, 1865. Although commonly regarded as great, Abraham Lincoln rises in stature the more you learn more about him. Read the numerous biographies. Read Gore Vidal's novel about him. But to really get...Show More Summary
This most unrelenting enemy to the project of the Confederacy was the one man who had quite purged his heart and mind from hatred or even anger towards his fellow-countrymen of the South. - Lord Charnwood on Abraham Lincoln
According to historian Louis Masur, Abraham Lincoln was “upset” by Union General John Fremont’s decision on August 30, 1861 to announce from his headquarters in St. Louis the general emancipation of rebel-owned slaves in Missouri (p. 28). Yet, in his first letter to Fremont requesting changes in this proclamation, which he sent by special messenger from Washington […]
While almost every American could probably tell you some of the most prominent details of the life of Abraham Lincoln, such as his time living in a log cabin or the opening of the Gettysburg Address, there is still much most people don't know about the country's 16th president. With his 206th birthday almost upon us (Feb. Show More Summary
In conjunction with the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War, the Chrysler Museum presents two photography exhibitions exploring the life and legacy of President Abraham Lincoln (1809?1865). Shooting Lincoln: Photography and...Show More Summary
As we celebrate President Abraham Lincoln's birthday this month, let's remember some of his lesser known roles too. Even long after his death, Lincoln's influence has continued in ways perhaps unexpected. In fact, Lincoln helped to win the peace after World War II. Show More Summary
The only known complete set of 1860 Presidential Ferrotype Buckles ? depicting candidates and running mates including one-time-underdog Abraham Lincoln ? will make its auction debut in Part I of the Merrill C. Berman Political Collection at Heritage Auctions Feb. Show More Summary
Other than maybe Abraham Lincoln, Johnnie Cochran has to be the most famous lawyer in the history of the world. Lincoln wasn’t famous for being a lawyer, though, so we’d have to give Cochran the edge anyway. He probably did all sorts of things before and after the O.J. Show More Summary
Last week, Louis C.K. emailed his fans a manifesto on the importance of comedy clubs: Nightclubs, comedy clubs, is where comedy is born and where comedy, standup comedy, truly lives. Going back to Abraham Lincoln, who was probably America’s first comedian, Americans have enjoyed gathering at night in small packed (and once smokey) rooms, drinking […]
It's finally February! And while I'm sure you're all extremely excited for Groundhog Day, Valentine's Day and the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and George Washington, the real reason we all look forward to the second month of the year is simple: spring training. Yeah, I know. Show More Summary
Russian novelist Leo Tolstoy once regaled a Muslim chieftain in the Caucasus about the greatness of Abraham Lincoln.
Another week has gone gently into that good night, but you (and your knowledge of America's Greatest Robot President) helped make it memorable!
While invoking the same message as segregationist policy, the former Fox News host also manages to confuse Abraham Lincoln's legacy. read more