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“President Lincoln Is Dead: The New York Herald Reports the Assassination” at the Newseum

Located on the corner of Pennsylvania Avenue and 6th Street in northwest D.C., the Newseum is an impressive institution devoted to the evolution of news reporting and the importance of free press in a society. 2,012 more words

A Military Tribunal Observance

Hello fellow history enthusiasts,

Kate Ramirez here stepping in for Dave to tell you all about some of the events hosted inside the walls of Fort Lesley J. 1,346 more words

Let's Talk About the 'R' Word

Just about a year ago, Atlantic writer Ta-Nehisi Coates caused quite an uproar with his article, “The Case for Reparations.”

It is a very long article and a very important article. 696 more words

Civil Rights

The Ironic Lives of the Brothers Booth

Considered by many theatrical historians as the greatest American actor, Edwin Booth’s career and contribution to the stage has been largely overshadowed by the actions of his infamous brother, John Wilkes Booth. 342 more words


Funeral brings history to life

By Tyler Allison, Staff Writer

Springfield – Any person who has lived in the Springfield area knows Abraham Lincoln is the focal point for a number of attractions and celebrations in the community. 663 more words


18 Hours of Breaking News

Editor’s Note: One of our partners for the Remembering Lincoln digital collection is the Newseum. The Newseum has digitized the breaking news about President Abraham Lincoln’s assassination reported by… 619 more words


President Lincoln Assassinated!!: the Firsthand Story of the Murder, Manhunt, Trial, and Mourning

President Lincoln Assassinated!! The Firsthand Story of the Murder, Manhunt, Trial, and Mourning Compiled and Introduced by Harold Holzer, photos, illustrations, Coda, notes, index, 446 pp., 2015 Library of America, $29.95… 763 more words

Civil War