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  • Frederick Douglass Versus the 1619 Project: Critical Race Theory's big lie about American history.

    07/16/2021 6:21:55 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 07/16/2021 | Dinesh D' Souza
    How amusing it is to see the advocates of critical race theory (CRT) and the 1619 Project vehemently deny that their philosophy is even being taught in elementary and secondary schools. Most recently, teachers’ union president Randi Weingarten insisted that CRT is merely a subject of discussion in law schools and the legal community, not in the public school system. Hogwash! Parents wouldn’t be mobilizing against CRT if they didn’t witness its divisive propaganda being dumped on their children. Ironically, we have the COVID lockdowns to thank for this. Ordinarily, parents aren’t exposed to what their children are being...
  • Congress Passes Law To Recognize Juneteenth, The Day Republicans Freed All The Democrats' Slaves

    06/16/2021 12:26:25 PM PDT · by BipolarBob · 15 replies
    Babylon Bee ^ | 6/16/2021 | Babylon Bee
    WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Senate has unanimously passed a resolution to recognize Juneteenth as a federal holiday, commemorating the glorious day Republicans freed the last of the Democrats' slaves. "We are so proud to show the world how not racist we are by officially recognizing the day the Republicans came charging in to free all our slaves," said Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer. "Yeah-- we Democrats did a little 'whoopsie' with that whole slavery thing, but the Republicans corrected it. Thanks, Republicans!" During this year's Juneteenth, the nation will gather to celebrate the American political party that was founded on protecting human rights...
  • Schumer compares Trump's Lincoln Memorial protection to Tiananmen Square

    06/03/2020 6:00:31 PM PDT · by Libloather · 36 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 6/03/20 | Susan Ferrechio
    The Senate’s top Democrat compared the Trump administration’s use of the military to protect the Lincoln Memorial from protester damage to the 1989 Chinese government crackdown and killing of demonstrators in Tiananmen Square. “Rows of camouflaged troops standing at attention on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, like an occupying force defending a critical position,” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said in a Senate floor speech Wednesday. “When you see the image of troops dressed for combat, flanking the Lincoln Memorial, an altar to freedom, you cannot help but think of Tiananmen Square.” President Trump ordered the D.C. National Guard...
  • Grand Review (of the Union Armies - May 23, 24)

    05/24/2021 3:41:46 PM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 11 replies
    USAHEC ^ | N/A | USAHEC Website
    On May 23 and 24, 1865, before the soldiers were mustered out of the Union Army, a Grand Review of the Armies was held in Washington, D.C., to honor the victorious troops. President Andrew Johnson also hoped to elevate the mood of a city that was devastated by the loss of President Abraham Lincoln. Over two hundred thousand soldiers marched from the Capitol to the White House before the largest crowds ever seen in that city. In a letter to Anna, Edwards estimated the number of spectators to be around fifty thousand. [SNIP] On the second day, General William T....
  • Abraham Lincoln'S Lyceum Address; "The Perpetuation of Our Political Institutions" 1883

    03/29/2021 6:24:11 PM PDT · by bitt · 8 replies
    Abrahamlincolnonline.org ^ | January 27, 1838 | Abraham Lincoln
    The Perpetuation of Our Political Institutions: Address Before the Young Men's Lyceum of Springfield, Illinois January 27, 1838 (As one of Abraham Lincoln's earliest published speeches, this address has been much scrutinized and debated by historians, who see broad implications for his later public policies. Lincoln was 28 years old at the time he gave this speech and had recently moved from a struggling pioneer village to Springfield, Illinois. William Herndon, who would become Lincoln's law partner in 1844, describes the event this way: "we had a society in Springfield, which contained and commanded all the culture and talent of...
  • Did You Know the Freed Slave Kneeling Before Lincoln Was Muhammad Ali’s Great-Great-Great-Grandfather?

    02/26/2021 5:55:34 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    Face2Face Africa ^ | Feb 26, 2021 | Mildred Europa Taylor
    Archer Alexander’s fame came largely after his death. Depicted in bronze kneeling before President Abraham Lincoln, his story also received renewed attention recently amid recent calls for monuments connected to slavery and colonialism to be pulled down. In the wake of global anti-racism protests sparked by the killing of George Floyd in the U.S., such controversial monuments became the target of Black Lives Matter protesters across the world, including the UK and Belgium. In the U.S., statues of Confederate leaders and the explorer Christopher Columbus were toppled. In Washington, D.C., protesters made attempts to tear down the controversial Emancipation Memorial,...
  • The War on History Comes for Abraham Lincoln

    12/18/2020 8:15:29 AM PST · by Onthebrink · 22 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 12/17/2020 | Jarrett Stepman
    Abraham Lincoln didn’t do enough for black lives, according to militant proponents of the woke revolution. In October, the San Francisco Unified School District School Names Advisory Committee suggested a list of school names to be replaced in the city. On that list was a school named after Lincoln, the Great Emancipator. In just a few years, the discussion about history and monuments has gone from whether we should keep Confederate monuments to erasing the president who orchestrated the Confederacy’s destruction. Regarding Lincoln, it seems the woke and John Wilkes Booth are now in alignment.
  • Editorial: Mr. Lincoln’s Views on Slavery-His Course Towards the South (11/5/1860)

    11/05/2020 5:30:31 AM PST · by Homer_J_Simpson · 4 replies
    To the Editor of the New-York Times: You, of course, must be aware that at the approaching election there will be thousands of votes deposited against LINCOLN by men who are probably as much opposed to the extension of Slavery as he is. Why is this? Simply because they believe that Mr. LINCOLN means to wield the power of the party, whose head he is, directly against the South, and her cherished institution. And why do they hold this belief? Because the language of Mr. LINCOLN's speeches admits very plainly of such a construction. Now, it is useless for you...
  • Kamala Harris’s Dishonesty on Abe Lincoln

    10/07/2020 9:05:29 PM PDT · by Brown Deer · 60 replies
    National Review ^ | October 7, 2020 | Dan McLaughlin
    It was impossible to miss how Kamala Harris, like Joe Biden, refused to answer questions about their plans to expand the Supreme Court. But she also misrepresented history. Harris claimed at the VP debate that Abraham Lincoln refused to nominate a candidate for Chief Justice in October 1864 because “Honest Abe said, it’s not the right thing to do” and wanted the people to vote first. Lincoln, of course, said no such thing. He sent no nominee to the Senate in October 1864 because the Senate was out of session until December. He sent a nominee the day after the...
  • Mail-in ballots were part of a plot to deny Lincoln reelection in 1864

    08/24/2020 3:28:51 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 19 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 22, 2020 at 7:00 a.m. EDT | Dustin Waters
    Together, the men had shipped crates of fraudulent votes back to New York. But their scheme was over. Wood reported the operation to authorities. Ferry’s office was searched, and on the morning of Oct. 27, 1864 — less than two weeks before the election — he and Donahue stood trial before a military commission.
  • "Trump Is The Best President Since Abraham Lincoln" (VIDEO, Marc Little)

    08/09/2020 8:49:51 PM PDT · by bitt · 13 replies
    https://www.youtube.com ^ | 3/5/2020 | DAILY CALLER
    "Trump Is The Best President Since Abraham Lincoln" 3:57 video
  • Last Witness to President Abraham Lincoln Assassination (video from TV's 'I've Got A Secret', aired Feb. 8, 1956)

    08/07/2020 5:03:55 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 49 replies
    Youtube ^ | 3/10/2016 | HistoryFlicks4u
    Mr. Samuel J. Seymour, the last living eyewitness to the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln at Ford's Theater in Washington, D.C. was the mystery guest on the February 8, 1956 episode of the I've Got a Secret game show. Mr. Seymour (March 28, 1860 – April 12, 1956) was actually 95 years of age at the time of this appearance instead of 96. Host: Garry Moore. Panelists from left to right: Bill Cullen, Jayne Meadows, Henry Morgan, Lucile Ball.
  • How Coffee Fueled the Civil War

    07/12/2014 6:45:01 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 39 replies
    http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com ^ | July 9, 2014 | JON GRINSPAN
    It was the greatest coffee run in American history. The Ohio boys had been fighting since morning, trapped in the raging battle of Antietam, in September 1862. Suddenly, a 19-year-old William McKinley appeared, under heavy fire, hauling vats of hot coffee. The men held out tin cups, gulped the brew and started firing again. “It was like putting a new regiment in the fight,” their officer recalled. Three decades later, McKinley ran for president in part on this singular act of caffeinated heroism. At the time, no one found McKinley’s act all that strange. For Union soldiers, and the lucky...
  • University of Wisconsin students call for removal of Abraham Lincoln statue on Madison campus

    06/30/2020 1:40:26 PM PDT · by Borges · 74 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 6/30/2020 | KELLY MEYERHOFER
    Some University of Wisconsin-Madison students of color want the university to remove one of its most iconic landmarks, a statue of Abraham Lincoln, because of what they see as the former president’s anti-indigenous and anti-Black history despite Lincoln’s legacy of ending slavery in the U.S. Two student organizations, the Black Student Union and the Student Inclusion Coalition, pushed for the statue’s removal in early June, days after George Floyd died in Minneapolis police custody and protests erupted nationally over racial injustice.
  • Juneteenth – The Day Republicans Freed The Democrats’ Slaves

    06/26/2020 7:25:50 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 7 replies
    Noisy Room ^ | June 23, 2020 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Our history and our heritage are being shoved by rioters, looters, and anarchists down the memory hole. This is year zero on their calendar. Everything that came before and every struggle for freedom and human dignity by patriots of all colors is irrelevant. The only thing that matters is now. The only thing that matters is what they tell you. How we got here and what makes us who and what we are may not be pretty or politically correct but it is important. We can’t know where we’re going if we don’t remember where we’ve been. The canceling of...
  • Abraham Lincoln at UW-Madison is the latest target of cancel culture

    06/26/2020 9:06:21 AM PDT · by C19fan · 10 replies
    College Reform ^ | June 25, 2020 | Lacey Kestecher
    Students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are demanding that the university remove and replace a statue of Abraham Lincoln. "Many UW-Madison students wait to take their picture on the lap of the Abe Lincoln statue atop Bascom Hill when they graduate," a Change.org petition states. "However, few know how this statue got to the top of the hill, and who put it there." "few know how this statue got to the top of the hill, and who put it there"
  • Some want D.C.'s Lincoln statue gone. Others point out: Freed Black Americans paid for it.

    06/25/2020 8:20:58 PM PDT · by blueplum · 15 replies
    WJLA Channel 7 ^ | 22 Jun 2020 | Courtney Pomeroy and Sam Ford
    ""I'm here to speak on behalf of the legacy of Charlotte Scott," said Marcia Cole, a member of the Female RE-Enactors of Distinction (FREED) who portrays Scott. FREED is an auxiliary organization of the African American Civil War Museum. "I understand there's a big campaign trying to raise money to either take it down or mend it, and I say 'no' on behalf of Ms. Charlotte," she said. "People tend to think of that figure as being servile but on second look you will see something different, perhaps. That man is not kneeling on two knees with his head bowed....
  • Oration in Memory of Abraham Lincoln [at the Dedication of the Freedmen’s Monument in Lincoln Park, Washington, DC]

    06/24/2020 5:29:57 AM PDT · by C19fan · 13 replies
    Teaching American History ^ | April 14, 1876 | Frederick Douglas
    Friends and Fellow-citizens: I warmly congratulate you upon the highly interesting object which has caused you to assemble in such numbers and spirit as you have today. This occasion is in some respects remarkable. Wise and thoughtful men of our race, who shall come after us, and study the lesson of our history in the United States; who shall survey the long and dreary spaces over which we have traveled; who shall count the links in the great chain of events by which we have reached our present position, will make a note of this occasion; they will think of...
  • Bill Barr Scorcher: Effort to Push Trump From Office Closest Thing to Coup Since Lincoln Assassination

    06/23/2020 8:45:32 PM PDT · by yoe · 41 replies
    PJ Media ^ | June 22, 2020 | Victoria Taft
    Attorney General William Barr took his verbal scalpel and shredded the complete “bovine silence” of the media following the “complete collapse” of the attempted coup of President Trump – an attempt that he agreed hasn’t been seen since the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. Other than that, the interview on (“Sunday Morning Futures With Maria Bartiromo”) was a complete snore-fest. [snip]Barr:It’s been stunning that what we’ve gotten from the mainstream media is sort bovine silence in the face of the complete collapse of the so called Russiagate scandal, which they did all they could to sensationalize and drive. And it’s like...
  • Rioters deface monument honoring all-black regiment of Union Civil War soldiers

    06/08/2020 5:10:21 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 50 replies
    disrn ^ | Jun 6th, 2020 | Peter Heck
    Exactly 123 years to the day that it was dedicated, the Shaw Memorial, a monument honoring the first all-volunteer black regiment of the Union Army in the Civil War, was defaced by rioters demanding justice for African-Americans. On May 31, 1897, the monument was erected on Boston Commons to honor the 54th Massachusetts Regiment of Colonel Robert Gould Shaw, who bravely attacked Confederate forces at Fort Wagner. One of the soldiers, Sgt. William Harvey Carney carried the American flag throughout the battle, never dropping it despite being shot 7 times. Carney was the first black American to win the Congressional...