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Slavery Abolition

Slavery Abolition

Fight to topple Lincoln statue rages in DC

Protestors in Washington want a statue of Abraham Lincoln removed - not the famous one on the National Mall but a bronze memorial statue in nearby Lincoln Park called the Emancipation Memorial.It depicts the former president standing over a kneeling African American man who is newly freed from slavery.Hundreds of…
bubmag
June 27, 2020
Slavery Abolition

The Slaves Freed Themselves

Jamelle’s column today is absolutely right on. Neither Abraham Lincoln nor the Republican Party freed the slaves. They helped set freedom in motion and eventually codified it into law with the 13th Amendment, but they were not themselves responsible for the end of slavery. They were not the ones who…
bubmag
June 20, 2020