Presidents’ Day honors all American presidents for their service to our nation. In 1968, Congress passed a law mandating a number of Monday holidays and Washington’s Birthday became Presidents’ Day, celebrated on the third Monday of February.
As African-American History Month is also celebrated in February, this year’s Presidents’ Day post will share resources for learning about Abraham Lincoln.
Here are some websites to browse:
Abraham Lincoln: The White House
Abraham Lincoln on History Net
Abraham Lincoln – Encyclopedia Brittanica
Institute for Historical Review: The ‘Great Emancipator’ and the Issue of Race
Early Life and Career of Abraham Lincoln – Wikipedia
The American Battlefield Trust
Was Abraham Lincoln Really the Great Emancipator? – History Extra
Lincoln’s Writings: the Multi-Media Edition
Abraham Lincoln’s Assassination – History Channel
Lincoln’s Assassination – Ford’s Theatre
Finally, a bit of interesting trivia – the last living eyewitness to President Lincoln’s assassination – Mr. Samuel J. Seymour (28 March 1860-12 April 1956) appeared on What’s My Line television show.