"Discipline is choosing between what you want now and what you want most." -Abraham Lincoln
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did-you-kno:  He also helped convince Abraham Lincoln to let African Americans fight for their own freedom. Source

did-you-kno: He also helped convince Abraham Lincoln to let African Americans fight for their own freedom. Source

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"Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing."  -Abraham Lincoln.
This was the last formal picture taken of Lincoln on Feb. 5, 1865 by Alexander Gardner. He was assassinated on April 14, 1865 by John Wilkes Booth.

"Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing." -Abraham Lincoln. This was the last formal picture taken of Lincoln on Feb. 5, 1865 by Alexander Gardner. He was assassinated on April 14, 1865 by John Wilkes Booth.

Lincoln, lies, & black folk  "I agree that he is not my equal in many respects, certainly not in skin color, perhaps not in moral or intellectual endowment" -Abraham Lincoln

Lincoln, lies, & black folk "I agree that he is not my equal in many respects, certainly not in skin color, perhaps not in moral or intellectual endowment" -Abraham Lincoln

Full-blood aboriginal Tasmanian Possibly the last of his kind. The original Tasmanians

Full-blood aboriginal Tasmanian Possibly the last of his kind. The original Tasmanians

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“I can see how it might be possible for a man to look down upon the earth and be an atheist, but I cannot conceive how a man could look up into the heavens and say there is no God.” - Abraham Lincoln

“I can see how it might be possible for a man to look down upon the earth and be an atheist, but I cannot conceive how a man could look up into the heavens and say there is no God.” - Abraham Lincoln

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Warning, real history. May cause cognitive dissonance.  Lerone Bennett Jr. on Lincoln: "...he was not an emancipator, great or otherwise. He did not emancipate black people in this country. And it is unfortunate for black people and white people that there's been so much misinformation disseminated on Abraham Lincoln and the Emancipation Proclamation." Read the full Q&A here. See also: 'Forced into Glory: Abraham Lincoln's White Dream '

Warning, real history. May cause cognitive dissonance. Lerone Bennett Jr. on Lincoln: "...he was not an emancipator, great or otherwise. He did not emancipate black people in this country. And it is unfortunate for black people and white people that there's been so much misinformation disseminated on Abraham Lincoln and the Emancipation Proclamation." Read the full Q&A here. See also: 'Forced into Glory: Abraham Lincoln's White Dream '

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