For a time, the Lincoln family was viewed as a portrait of the American dream. When Abraham Lincoln was elected, many thought of him as a man who managed to rise to the highest position in our nation despite being born the son of a lowly farmer.
Desertion was a problem for both the Confederate and the Union armies, even though it was a serious offense punishable by death. Politicians and generals complained that soldiers were being granted leave on the eve of major battles in which their presence was necessary to the cause. After the Battle of Fredericksburg, when morale was…
Ford’s Theatre patrons gathered in the historic theatre for the last Lincoln Legacy Project event of the 2013-2014 season: To Achieve and Cherish a Just and Lasting Peace: Envisioning a World Beyond Hate. The event reiterated the progress and unity that the LGBT community has experienced since Matthew Shepard’s 1998 murder.
In 1865, as people around the country and around the world heard about the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, they recorded their reactions in many forms—from written materials like diaries and letters to decorative items like ribbons and flags. Soon the items from that time that have survived the ages, will be stored at RememberingLincoln.com!
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A panel titled With Charity for All: Lives Changed by Hate and moderated by The Washington Post’s Jonathan Capehart, featured former Laramie, Wyoming, sheriff, Dave O’Malley; Billy Rowles, former Jasper, Texas, sheriff; and KhushDC board member Puesh Kumar. The focus of the panel was to discuss how three lives have been forever changed by hate crimes. Learn more about their discussion.