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To celebrate 150 years since the Party of Lincoln abolished slavery with the Amendment, Republicans should reclaim its leading role in American race relations.

In 1865, Rev. Henry Highland Garnet, a former slave, became the first black to speak in the Capitol Building in Washington, DC. His sermon was delivered on Sunday, February 12, 1865 within days of Congress's adoption of the 13th Amendment banning slavery.  A number of Republican leaders thought the occasion merited a public religious service to commemorate the event.  They extended the invitation to Rev. Garnet.  His sermon titled, “Let the Monster Perish,” appears in the link.

Henry Highland Garnet (December 1815 – February was an African American abolitionist and orator. He was the first black minister to preach to the United States House of Representatives.

Along with Meriwether Lewis, William (August 1, 1770 – September 1, 1838) Clark led the Lewis and Clark Expedition of 1803 to 1806 across the Louisiana Purchase to the Pacific Ocean, and claimed the Pacific Northwest for the United States.[3] Before the expedition, he served in a militia and the United States Army. Afterward, he served in a militia and as governor of the Missouri Territory. From 1822 until his death in 1838, he served as Superintendent of Indian Affairs.

William Clark by Charles Willson Peale. Together with Meriwether Lewis, Clark led the Lewis and Clark Expedition of 1803 to 1805 across the Louisiana Purchase to the Pacific Ocean.

Jay Cooke (August 12, 1821 – February 16, 1905) was an American financier who helped finance the Union war effort during the American Civil War and the postwar development of railroads in the northwestern United States. He is generally acknowledged as the first major investment banker in the United States and creator of the first wire house firm.

Jay Cooke (August 1821 – February was an American financier who helped finance the Union war effort during the American Civil War and the postwar development of railroads in the northwestern United States. He owned an early private bank.

Dorothea Lange - Inspiration from Masters of Photography / Children at the Weill public school in San Francisco pledge allegiance to the American flag in April 1942, prior to the internment of Japanese Americans.

, April First-graders, some of Japanese ancestry, at the Weill public school pledging allegience to the United States flag. The evacuees of Japanese ancestry will be housed in War relocation authority centers for the duration of

Probably one of the most shocking headlines (not the most important) in the 1990s. White people freaked out and black people cheered, and the nation realized just how far apart the races still were in how they saw things.

Probably one of the most shocking headlines (not the most important) in the White people freaked out and black people cheered, and the nation realized just how far apart the races still were in how they saw things.

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John Adams, the second president and Thomas Jefferson, the third president both died on the same day, July The day is the anniversary of the Declaration of Independence

This is a print at the Library of Congress.

Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address Illustrated (more finds)

The Christian Recorder is complete from 1861 through December excluding 1892 and can be found in our African American Newspapers Collection. This was their coverage of the dedication of the National Cemetary at Gettysburg on November

John Tyler  Took Office - April 4, 1841  Left Office - March 4, 1845. The tenth president, whig party until Sept. 1841, after that he had no party. He had no vice president.

John Tyler (March 1790 – January was the tenth President of the United States He was elected vice president on the 1840 Whig ticket with William Henry Harrison, and became president after his running mate's death in April

On November 19, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln delivered his so-called Gettysburg Address. Try your luck with the trivia questions we've put together.

On November President Abraham Lincoln delivered his so-called Gettysburg Address. Try your luck with the trivia questions we've put together.

Helicopter Pilot Who Stopped My Lai Massacre, Was Called A Traitor In America & Almost Court-Martialed - https://www.warhistoryonline.com/featured/helicopter-pilot-stopped-my-lai-massacre.html

Helicopter Pilot Who Stopped My Lai Massacre Was Called A Traitor In America & Almost Court-Martialed

On 16 March Hugh Thompson, Jr., Glenn Andreotta, and Lawrence Colburne did their best to protect Vietnamese civilians from being slaughtered.

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