Monthly Archives: February 2012

President Lincoln’s Cottage in DC opens exhibit on modern slavery for Civil War anniversary

Article courtesy of:, Published February 17, 2012 WASHINGTON — The house where President Abraham Lincoln drafted the Emancipation Proclamation some 150 years ago is confronting the reality that more people are held in modern-day slavery than at the height of the … Continue reading

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Why Abraham Lincoln’s birthday isn’t a federal holiday

We just read this great article from the Christian Science Monitor about the history of why Abraham Lincoln doesn’t have his own official holiday.  Very timely for Presidents Day.

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