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Abraham Lincoln

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  • Racial equality still remains a dream

    Today marks the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's assassination. Perhaps the nation would have survived had some other man been president during America's darkest time, but Lincoln's contributions to our nation are undeniable, and Lincoln is arguably...
  • Heartbreak In Hartford: From Union Saved To Lincoln Lost

    Heartbreak In Hartford: From Union Saved To Lincoln Lost
    Only five days before, Hartford was decked out in celebratory bunting, like every other city, town and hamlet across the North. Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee's surrender to Union Gen. Ulysses S. Grant on April 9, 1865, had ended the Civil War, America'...
  • President Lincoln's slaying 150 years ago recalled at Ford's Theatre

    President Lincoln's slaying 150 years ago recalled at Ford's Theatre
    "Don't know the manners of good society, eh?" Asa Trenchard said to Mrs. Mountchessington. "Well, I guess I know enough to turn you inside out, old gal; you sockdologizing old man-trap!" As actor Harry Hawk delivered those lines, the crowd roared with...
  • Lincoln's violent death and his legacy

    Lincoln's violent death and his legacy
    Abraham Lincoln was laughing at a punch line at a stage play when he was shot once in the back of the head. He never regained consciousness and died nine hours later. Tuesday is the 150th anniversary of the day that John Wilkes Booth snuck into the...
  • Walk in Abraham Lincoln's footsteps 150 years later at preserved sites

    Walk in Abraham Lincoln's footsteps 150 years later at preserved sites
    There's nothing quite like wandering around the spot where a historic event occurred to help the imagination grasp how it all unfolded. Which is why I was standing on one side of the wraparound balcony in Washington, D.C.'s Ford's Theatre last year,...
  • Palos Heights woman hosts Springfield trip to commemorate Lincoln funeral

    Palos Heights woman hosts Springfield trip to commemorate Lincoln funeral
    Next month, thousands of people will head to Springfield to commemorate the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln's death. Sherry Meyer, of Palos Heights, wants you to be there, too. Meyer, a historical geographer and founder of InSites...
  • Abraham Lincoln as Chicago knew him: A leader with 'patriotic purpose'

    Abraham Lincoln as Chicago knew him: A leader with 'patriotic purpose'
    On April 14, 1865, Washington, D.C., was in victory mode. For five days, since Gen. Robert E. Lee's surrender at Appomattox, the capital celebrated the end of a bloody Civil War. Sporadic fighting continued, but you wouldn't know it in jubilant...
  • March moutzas a bipartisan effort

     March moutzas a bipartisan effort
    I keep reading in the liberal print media that Republicans live in a place called "In Denial," but it turns out that Democrats have established their own colony there as well. How else can you explain the 18-month-old racist baby? That's right, a...
  • Locals get onboard decorating Lincoln Funeral Train car

    Locals get onboard decorating Lincoln Funeral Train car
    Across Lake County, history buffs and President Abraham Lincoln fans have chipped in to help decorate the funeral train car that is being built in honor of the 150th anniversary of his assassination and the end of the Civil War. A number of county...
  • Up North for April 9

    Up North for April 9
    Things to do and see in southern Wisconsin. ART ANDERSON ARTS CENTER: 121 66th St., Kenosha. (262) 653-048; http://www.andersonartscenter.com.. KAALEIDOSCOPE GALLERY: Kenosha Art Association, 5615 7th Ave., Kenosha. (262) 654-0065. Student Art...
  • Review: 'The Photographer and the President' by Richard S. Lowry

    Review: 'The Photographer and the President' by Richard S. Lowry
    Near the end of his prose and poetry collection "Memoranda During the War," Walt Whitman contemplated the scope of carnage across the national landscape — "the dead, the dead, the dead — our dead."Those words, notes Richard S. Lowry in his new...