Is it weird to celebrate an assassination?

April 14th marks the 150 anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s assassination.  I suppose it isn’t so much a celebration but a commemoration. A time to reflect….What was he trying to achieve? Was he successful? Why?  What more needs to be done to realize his vision? I often wonder what a conversation between Lincoln and Martin Luther King might have looked and sounded like.

Abraham Lincoln is, in my humble opinion, the greatest president of the United States.  He was able to move the country toward his grand vision because he believed all humans are equal.  His humility allowed him to surround himself with competent, intelligent people to whom he listened to and learned from with little fear.   Before you agree or disagree check out the the Abraham Lincoln Papers at the Library of Congress or browse through the Lincoln collection at Gutenberg Project.

Share your favorite Lincoln quote with @sjplib.


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