Nance Legins-Costley was the first slave freed by Abraham Lincoln -- in 1841, twenty years before the outbreak of the Civil War. Historian Carl Adams has written a dramatic true account of Nance's three trials for freedom, a story which also bolsters Lincoln's reputation as a long-standing enemy of slavery. Show More Summary
As Abraham Lincoln famously observed in the Gettysburg address, “Henry Ford is a magnet for made-up quotations.” Going about my penitential duties of listening to left-wing talk radio so you don’t have to, I tuned into “Left Jab,” which was dedicated to some “The robots are coming for your job!” ridiculousness today. Show More Summary
A rare and unusual political banner, created in 1864 to kick off Abraham Lincoln?s presidential re-election campaign, steamrolled its $40,000 opening bid to sell for $106,250 in Heritage Auctions? Americana & Political auction May 18 in Dallas. Show More Summary
When someone buys vanilla ice cream, he's basically right there with John Wilkes Booth, helping him steady his aim at Abraham Lincoln's head.
As a high school student, I came across an observation by Abraham Lincoln who said that, "With public sentiment, nothing can fail; without it nothing can succeed." Today "public sentiment" would be called "public opinion." Over the years,...Show More Summary
L. Lamar Wilson recounts a heady encounter between two young people who may or may not be acting as a queer mirror of Abraham Lincoln's younger years. The post In Search of Abe in Dupont Circle appeared first on The Good Men Project...
Professor guy: I’m sure all of you have seen a photo of Babe Ruth and would be able to recognize him. his autograph is worth almost as much as Abraham Lincoln’s is. Swedish girl #1: I don’t know what a Babe Ruth is? Swedish girl #2: Oh, he’s a famous baby. –New School University, 13th […]
The first federally approved monument honoring LGBT veterans will be dedicated later this month at the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, Illinois
On Memorial Day the nation's first-ever federally approved monument to LGBT veterans will be unveiled at the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery near Chicago. Via the Windy City Times: The monument, which was spearheaded by Stanley J.Show More Summary
Happy Mother’s Day! “All that I have ever become I owe to my angel mother.” - Abraham Lincoln (Flickr) Proverbs 31:25-31 She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come. She speaks with wisdom, … Continue reading ?
Inscribed on a plaque just below a statue of an eagle in front of my hospital is a famous quote from President Abraham Lincoln that begins, “To care for him who shall have borne the battle …” It is the reason why the Veterans Affairs (VA) system exists. It is the reason why we VA […]
The respective sites where Presidents Abraham Lincoln and John Kennedy were assassinated remain venerated places where people talk in hushed whispers and time appears to stand still. In contrast, only a small plaque in the middle of a grassy road median denotes the place where William McKinley was assassinated. Show More Summary
Iron Man, Captain America, and Wolverine look even better on U.S. currency than George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Abraham Lincoln. In the world of comics, it's not unusual for superheroes and supervillains to hold political power. Show More Summary
Known widely as a great orator, Abraham Lincoln said (and wrote) many inspiring things during his life and presidency. From the “House Divided” speech to his lesser-known letters and writings, there are plenty of motivational phrases to be found. Show More Summary
IN THESE RECENT DAYS OF UNREST in our nation, I am so happy to see the board of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum Foundation join together to award our highest award, the Lincoln Leadership Prize, to the courageous individuals known as The Little Rock Nine. Show More Summary
Michael Luciano, Daily Banter: Twelve years ago today... in one of the most otherworldly political spectacles ever seen, President George W. Bush stood on the U.S.S. Abraham Lincoln and declared the end of major combat operations in Iraq as a giant "Mission Accomplished" banner hung behind him. Show More Summary
Commemorations of the 150th anniversary of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln—he was shot by John Wilkes Booth at Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D. C. the night of April 14, 1865, during a performance of Our American Cousin, and died at 7:22 a.m. the next day—continue both in Washington and New [...]
Fun Facts: First president to have a beard; liked to keep important papers in his stovepipe hat; was the tallest president at 6’4? inches; before he was president he was a storekeeper, a rail-spitter, a postmaster, a lawyer and a vampire hunter.
“…that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain…” — Abraham Lincoln, the Gettysburg Address While the U.S. military in recent years has had a
The American Civil War ended with the notorious assassination of a great man, but was that man Abraham Lincoln or Martin Luther King Jr.?