Friday, December 26, 2008
African Americans and Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln is heralded by history as The Great Emancipator. But his record on racial issues, and his image among African Americans, is a little more complicated. Some scholars believe Lincoln is undeserving of his canonization as a champion of equal rights, saying his first priority was to preserve the union – whether or not slavery was abolished in the process. Join us Friday on State of Affairs as we take a look at Abraham Lincoln from an African American perspective. This is an archive edition of the show, so we aren’t able to take calls this hour.
- The Changing Image of Abraham Lincoln among African Americans
- Lincoln: Hypocrite or Statesman?
- Ebony Editor Calls Lincoln Racist in Controversial Book
- African-American Legacy: The Civil War
- African Americans in Illinois
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