Displaying all posts for February, 2012

Happy President’s Day – Celebrating Lincoln and Liberty at Ford’s Theatre

by February 20, 2012 » Add the first comment.
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Hurrah for the choice of the nation!  Our chieftan so brave and so true; We’ll go for the great Reformation — For Lincoln and liberty too! —“Lincoln and Liberty,” 1860 The echoes of this campaign song, made famous by songster and abolitionist Jessie Hutchinson, rang the rafters as the Washington Read more »

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Happy 194th Birthday, Frederick Douglass!

by February 18, 2012 » Add the first comment.
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February is another month of holidays–Valentine’s Day, and of course, Presidents Day, which celebrates the birthdays of Presidents George Washington and Abraham Lincoln.  But there is another famous birthday in February–that of the former slave, orator, and abolitionist, Frederick Douglass.  In fact, Carter G. Woodson and the Association for the Read more »

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