A parade to commemorate the 154th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address consecrating the pivotal Civil War battlefield on November 19, 1863 will go forward Saturday under heavy police and FBI protection following...Show More Summary
The historian and political commentator shares the productivity secrets of former U.S. presidents—plus a few of her own. Every morning I go downstairs to this room we call the “reading room.” There’s a couch—and a fireplace in the wintertime—and I sit with a blanket and my laptop perched on a pillow. Show More Summary
On the evening of April 14 th, 1865, famed actor and Confederate sympathizer John Wilkes Booth assassinated President Abraham Lincoln as he watched a play at Ford's Theater in Washington, D.C. After fleeing pursuit by the Union ArmyShow More Summary
The president was an "early adopter" of embalming technology, helping to bring the modern death industry to the mainstream
The Secret Service agent who jumped up on President Kennedy's Lincoln Continental to protect Jackie Kennedy doesn't think the soon-to-be-released secret assassination documents will amount to a hill of beans... he's convinced Lee Harvey Oswald was…
On the evening of April 14, 1865, while attending a special performance of the comedy, "Our American Cousin," President Abraham Lincoln was shot. Accompanying him at Ford's Theater that night were his wife, Mary Todd Lincoln, a twenty-eight year-old officer named Major Henry R. Show More Summary
(John Hinderaker) A reader writes: Scott has referred to the famous “Freeport Question” posed by Abraham Lincoln to Stephen Douglas in their debates. The Freeport Question, paraphrased simply, was: as President, would you take the position...Show More Summary
The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum is getting ready for the holidays with an exhibit showing how presidents have celebrated Christmas. "Holidays at the White House" will feature photos … Click to Continue »
A campaign has been sweeping across the United States to literally erase reminders of the days when the Confederate States of America formed after Abraham Lincoln — who was opposed to slavery — was elected the 16th president of the United...Show More Summary
MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow recalled a letter by President Abraham Lincoln that was sent to a grieving family of a soldier in the Civil War. Maddow was comparing it to the way President Donald Trump has behaved in the days following the deaths of the four soldiers in Niger. While the letter itself...
Saunders’ book 'Lincoln in the Bardo' is set in a Washington graveyard, where President Abraham Lincoln visits the body of his 11-year-old son.
Both organizations have new presidents - Debora Spar at Lincoln Center and Deborah Borda at the Phil - who did not like what they saw when they looked at the plan's costs, schedules (which were getting longer), and fundraising prospects. Said Spar, "There was a general sense that the project had just gotten too complicated."
When his younger brother assassinated President Lincoln, Edwin Booth's career as an actor was over. He immediately retired at the height of his popularity, but more than 20 years later, he found another claim to fame when he founded The Players, a private club in New York City. Show More Summary
Donald Trump’s pre-inauguration concert jamboree at the Lincoln Memorial was something that the president himself might call “sad!” Trump wasn’t able to secure any particularly notable musicians for the political event, finally securing in the end the rock band 3 Doors Down, country singer Toby Keith, other country singer Lee ... More »
Early 2009 seems like a lifetime ago — a point when the inauguration of the first African-American president signaled that, while racism was far from over, it at least couldn’t keep all our American dreams deferred. But as we’ve been reminded too well and too harshly in recent months, the forces...
The humble boardinghouse across the street from Ford’s Theatre is where the president spent his last hours.
The University of Nebraska system president says the system's failure to reach a "conservative estimate" on enrollment growth shouldn't further affect the university's budget-cutting process. The Lincoln Journal Star reports … Click to Continue »
Following victory for the South in the battle of Bull Run, President Lincoln reached an inescapable conclusion
Political journalists in a panel discussion on MSNBC on Wednesday discussed video of a shocking MSNBC focus group in Pittsburgh, PA in which people who voted for President Donald Trump in November seemed genuinely horrified at how his presidency has turned out. “Abject disappointment,”...