A new Spielberg film lionises him for freeing the slaves. But American historians are now asking a shocking question: Was Lincoln racist?
Abraham Lincoln (direita) lendo a Bíblia Sagrada com o ex-escravo e abolicionista Sojoumer Truth. A PALAVRA DE DEUS, MOTIVO NÚMERO UM, DO GRANDE CRESCIMENTO DOS ESTADOS UNIDOS DA AMÉRICA, E DO ÓDIO DOS COMUNISTAS ATEÍSTAS, QUE BUSCAM-NA DESTRUIR.
100 years before Rosa Parks there was Frances Ellen Watkins Harper (1825-1911). She was an abolitionist, poet and author. Born free in Baltimore, she had a prolific career, publishing her first book of poetry at age 20 and her first novel, the widely praised Iola Leroy, at age 67. In 1850, she became the first woman to teach sewing at the Union Seminary. In 1851, she helped blacks along the Underground Railroad on their way to Canada, running from the Democrats’ Fugitive Slave Law of 1850.
"If you hear the dogs, keep going. If you see the torches in the woods, keep going. If there’s shouting after you, keep going. Don’t ever stop. Keep going. If you want a taste of freedom, keep going." - Harriet Tubman. [Applies to many situations. More wonderful older women at https://www.pinterest.com/yrauntruth/grow-up-age-croning/ ]
Most people believe that Lincoln sported a beard for the majority of his life, but in actuality he spent most of his life without facial hair. He only began growing his whiskers in 1860, during his run for president.