Abraham Lincoln

Lincoln’s Back to Africa Solution by HL Gates, Jr. – The Root | #OYRchallenge

The Amazing love African Americans held for former President Abraham Lincoln has often been proven to be misplaced. Little does anyone realize that his first knee-jerk, and heartfelt reaction to African freedom was, “You can always leave.”

This article by Henry Louis Gates, Jr revisits the events of surrounding Lincoln’s meeting with African American delegates.

Amazing Fact About the Negro No. 92: When President Abraham Lincoln met with free black leaders in 1862, what did he propose?Today marks the anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s “shot heard ’round the world.” I’m referring, of course, to the Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation he fired off from the White House on Sept. 22, 1862, five days after the real bullets had been fired 70 miles outside of Washington, D.C., at the Battle of Antietam then and now the bloodiest day in American history, with close to 23,000 casualties. 

What little Union victory there was in Gen. Robert E. Lee’s withdrawal from Maryland gave Lincoln the opening he needed to issue the Confederacy his ultimatum: If it remained in a state of rebellion come Jan. 1, 1863, he would sign an executive order rendering “all” of its “slaves … then, thenceforward, and forever free.”

Read more at:  Lincoln’s Back to Africa Solution – The Root.

Researchers find over 2,000 U.S. Colored Troops who were prisoners of war | Examiner.com

Historians traditionally thought the number of U.S. Colored Troops who actually made it into Confederate prisons was a number around 776 soldiers. It had originally been thought that most black’s captured by the Confederates never made it into a prison camp. That has alos been proven untrue by this new study.

Within just two USCT regiments alone, the 110th USCT and the 111th USCT, captured in and around Athens, AL on September 24 and 25, 1864, 744 were prisoners of war. They were among 863 black prisoners who are known to have been held in Cahaba Prison near Selma, AL.

via Researchers find over 2,000 U.S. Colored Troops who were prisoners of war | Examiner.com.

 

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Black History Month had its beginnings in 1926 in the United States, when historian Carter G. Woodson and the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History announced the second week of February to be ”Negro History Week”. This week was chosen because it marked the birthday of both Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass. Woodson created the holiday with the hope that it eventually be eliminated when black history became fundamental to American history.

 

via The ObamaCrat.Com™.