Though his brother John is known for killing President Lincoln, Edwin Booth was a very different man. Here’s why there’s a massive statue of him in New York City’s Gramercy Park.Follow TI: On Facebook Join the conversation about this story »
I don’t know about you but I’m sick and tired of Republican leadership, conservative television pundits, and radio talk show hosts ALWAYS reminding us that over 150 years ago President Abraham Lincoln was a member of the Republican Party. Show More Summary
Politicians [are] a set of men who have interests aside from the interests of the people.... Abraham Lincoln, 1837 Speech in Illinois Legislature Herewith some remarkable similarities between Brazil's president, Michel Temer, age 75Show More Summary
Time to invite the neighbors to dinner, kill them, and take their land. ’A Day of Thanksgiving and Praise’: Remembering President Lincoln’s 1863 Thanksgiving proclamation. The traditional Benjamin Franklin’s account of the First Thanksgiving. How...Show More Summary
"The only president who can complain about the theater is Abraham Lincoln," Stephen Colbert declares, before launching into "Donald Trump," the titular number in the imagined Hamilton-esque musical Trump. Maybe a show about himself will resolve the president-elect's ongoing feud with the Great White Way? And with lines like "Back ... More »
Right-wing talk show host Rush Limbaugh compared the cast of “Hamilton” to John Wilkes Booth, the man who killed President Abraham Lincoln. At the end of last Friday’s performance, the cast of the hit Broadway musical called on vice-president-elect...Show More Summary
November 19 marked the 153rd anniversary of President Lincoln's Gettysburg Address. For the first time, a Buddhist clergy member delivered the invocation. The post Zen priest is first Buddhist to deliver Gettysburg anniversary invocation appeared first on Lion's Roar.
One hundred fifty-three years ago on November 19, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln stood up to say a few words on a battlefield in Gettysburg Pennsylvania. He said “the world would little note nor long remember what we say here.” But that is not true. President Lincoln’s speech is still studied not only in history books [...]Show More Summary
On November 19, 1863, famed orator and former Secretary of State Edward Everett delivered a two-hour speech at the Gettysburg National Cemetery — but most people only remember the two-minute speech given by President Abraham Lincoln. Arguably, Everett's words that day deserve just as much attention and praise as Lincoln's. Show More Summary
Abraham Lincoln had his team of rivals. Incoming President Donald Trump may be considering a team of once-mortal enemies.
Debora L. Spar, who studied ballet from girlhood through college, has had a very successful tenure as president of Barnard, where the students evidently adore her. She takes the Lincoln Center helm at what the Times‘s Michael Cooper calls “a delicate moment.”
A chilling letter by John Wilkes Booth penned just months before his assassination of President Lincoln will be auctioned in New York on Tuesday, November 22. Estimated to sell between $50,000-80,000, the letter is a highlight of the Rare Books & Autographs sale at Doyle. Show More Summary
The last president, Jed Bernstein, was fired for neglecting to disclose a sexual relationship with a staff member whom he promoted. His successor, fed to the NY Times, is the Barnard College president, Debora L. Spar. Professor Spar, 53, has a huge task ahead of restarting a stalled $500 million site development while keeping all […]
IndieWire reports: One week after the election of Donald Trump, Paul Verhoeven was at the Film Society of Lincoln Center presenting “Starship Troopers,” a 1997 film that highlighted the fascist possibilities of American society. It was...Show More Summary
Not that Trump will care. Americans outraged over his election are already planning a “Million Women March on D.C.” for Jan. 21 — the day after the Trump will officially be sworn in as President. “March from Lincoln Memorial to White House to show our strength, power and courage and demonstrate our disapproval of the [...]
Both of Lincoln's siblings helped make him the man—and president—he eventually became.
Co-authored with Jonathan D. Greenberg In his First Inaugural address, Abraham Lincoln implored us to be guided by "the better angels of our nature." Following them, President Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863. Show More Summary
Tune in to Trick-or-Treat with the President and First Lady at the White House at 4:35pm: Abraham Lincoln interpreter Richard "Fritz" Klein of Springfield, Ill., talks with student visitors during their tour in the State Dining Room of the White House, Oct. Show More Summary
A group of 97 students from Lincoln High School, in Tacoma, Wash., recently traveled to China at the invitation of Chinese President Xi Jinping, which is pretty awesome. What’s even more awesome for AvGeeks was the aircraft that Hainan...Show More Summary
Yes, you know how this drama ends. But because the 1865 assassination of President Abraham Lincoln is such a startling, compelling, seminal American story, the park service assigns some of its best storytelling rangers to daytime duty here in the reconstructed red-brick Ford’s Theatre building....