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Lincoln, Lynching, and the Long Way Home

The assassination of Abraham Lincoln 150 years ago this month was the precursor to the domestic terrorism that would be unleashed on black Americans for the next century. Reconstruction became far more punitive than had Lincoln lived. Show More Summary

Tweet of the Day

150 years ago today, the first Republican President, Abraham Lincoln was assassinated. America is forever indebted. pic.twitter.com/vhIE1k20e7 — Senate Republicans (@Senate_GOPs) April 15, 2015

Groan-Inducing Goof By Senate Republicans On Lincoln's Assassination

Tuesday marked 150 years since President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated. The Senate GOP decided to pay homage to the fallen president with a tweet highlighting what they are most appreciative of: 150 years ago today, the first Republican President, Abraham Lincoln was assassinated. Show More Summary

At 7:22 A.M., a Solemn Anniversary: Abraham Lincoln Dies

In Washington, it is the 150th anniversary of the killing of Abraham Lincoln, the first assassination of an American president. He was shot at Ford's Theater, and he died at the Petersen House.

At 7:22 A.M., a Solemn Anniversary in Washington

In Washington, it is the 150th anniversary of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. He was shot at Ford's Theater, and he died at the Petersen House.

New York City Would Really Rather Not Talk About Its Slavery-Loving Past

It was the summer of 1863, and Abraham Lincoln needed troops. That March, Congress had passed the Enrollment Act, requiring all males between the ages of 20 and 45 to register for a military draft. Since that May, Ulysses S. Grant laid...Show More Summary

150 years later, tributes in the rain to Lincoln on the day of his assassination

Amid rainy spring weather that soaked the brick sidewalk outside the famous old theater, several thousand people huddled under umbrellas Tuesday to see the place where Abraham Lincoln was assassinated 150 years ago to the day.Read full article >>

Abraham Lincoln, Man Of The Theatre

“He deeply loved the theater, his teacher from the rugged prairie to raging, war-torn Washington. … Lincoln’s meteoric rise from the frontier was fueled by his skills as a performer. Drama, jokes, stories, courtroom arguments, outdoor debates – he could go on for hours and exhaust rivals such as Senator Stephen Douglas.”

Lincoln Died 150 Years Ago Today and If He Were Still Alive He Wouldn’t Have Been a Republican

On April 14, 1865, President Abraham Lincoln was shot by John Wilkes Booth while attending a play at Ford's Theater in Washington, D.C. Lincoln died the following morning, just six days after General Robert E. Lee had surrendered and...Show More Summary

Retracing John Wilkes Booth’s escape route

  The 150th anniversary of the start of one of the nation’s greatest manhunts began Tuesday at 10:15 p.m. That’s about when John Wilkes Booth dropped his smoking Derringer in the box where Abraham Lincoln slumped mortally wounded, leaped to the stage of Ford’s Theatre, staggered out the back door, grabbed the reins of his horse […]

White House Memo: Abraham Lincoln, the One President All of Them Want to Be More Like

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As the nation marks the 150th anniversary of his assassination, Lincoln lives on in the White House, inspiring successors but burdening them with an impossible standard to meet.

MSNBC's Chris Matthews Uses 150th Anniversary of Lincoln Assassination As Occasion to Slam GOP As Racist

There was no way that Chris Matthews was going to let the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's assassination pass without using it as an occasion to slander the GOP as a "Jim Crow"-loving racist party unworthy of the label Party of Lincoln.

Let Me Finish: The assassination of Lincoln

Let me finish with the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, who was shot 150 years ago today. He was killed because he fought and won a war that saved the union.

8 Things You Didn't Know About Abraham Lincoln's Funeral

The small town of Springfield, Illinois is gearing up for a global event. April 15 marks the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's assassination, and local community leaders are busy preparing to reenact the historic procession in his adopted home state of Illinois. Show More Summary

Honoring President Abraham Lincoln's Life in the Middle of the Deep South

On the border of Georgia and Alabama, a strange thing took place on the 150th Anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's assassination. Members of the local college and community gathered at the base of the flag pole, not to cheer President Lincoln's...Show More Summary

20 Ways to Learn About the Lincoln Assassination on Its 150th Anniversary

April 14th, 2015 marks the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's assassination, and journalists, historians, and myriad organizations are rushing to commemorate the occasion. Here's a guide to many of the ways you can remember our 16th president today, as determined by the many, many people trying to think of new... More »

Exploring Little-Known Details Of Abraham Lincoln's Assassination 150 Years Later

April 15 marks the 150th anniversary of the death of President Abraham Lincoln, and while most Americans know the history of his assassination, some of the odd facts related to his passing are not so familiar. In the video above, HuffPost...Show More Summary

See the Handwritten Notes on Abraham Lincoln’s Autopsy

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150 years after his assassination, Cooperstown's Fenimore Art Museum is debuting a new exhibit, "Autopsy for a Nation: The Death of Abraham Lincoln."

On The 150th Anniversary Of Lincoln's Death, See Him Like You've Never Seen Him Before

April 15, 2015, marks the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln's death. Lincoln was shot by John Wilkes Booth at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C., on April 14, while taking in a performance of "The American Cousin" with his...Show More Summary

On The 150th Anniversary of Lincoln's Assassination, Take A Look At Ford's Theater Then And Now

April 14, 2015, marks the 150th anniversary of the shooting of President Abraham Lincoln by John Wilkes Booth at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C. The theater, located at 511 10th NW in Washington, has seen some changes in the neighborhood since that infamous night 150 years ago. Show More Summary

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