Human Rights

As Obama Models Himself on Lincoln, a Closer Look at the 16th President's Views on Race

Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Leonard Pitts Jr. explores popular misconceptions about Lincoln, and the real reasons he launched the Civil War.

As Barack Obama is inaugurated, the legacy of Lincoln is taking center stage. Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Leonard Pitts Jr. sits down with the American News Project to discuss why, even after all these years, misconceptions remain about the 16th president and his views on race.

 

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