200 Years Of Abraham Lincoln
July 3, 2009 The 19-foot statue of Abraham Lincoln welcomes millions of visitors to the National Mall in Washington, D.C., each year. Tourists from around the globe are drawn to it by the legend of Lincoln and the historic events that have occurred at the memorial's steps.
May 28, 2009 The National Archives adds a new prize to its collection of historic documents — a letter written in 1863 by President Abraham Lincoln. The letter was written by the president on executive mansion letterhead stationery to Secretary of Treasury Salmon P. Chase on Nov. 14, 1863 — just five days before Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address.
February 16, 2009 If Lincoln had used an iPod, it would have needed a lot of memory. Classical music commentator Miles Hoffman reports that the 16th president's musical tastes ranged from popular ballads to opera, and that his No. 1 favorite may have been, surprisingly enough, "Dixie."
February 12, 2009 APMAt the height of WWII, Aaron Copland used excerpts from Lincoln's speeches, combined with musical quotations from American songs, to create one of the most enduring works in American music. In honor of Lincoln's 200th birthday Thursday, hear the U.S. Marine Band perform Lincoln Portrait in concert.
February 12, 2009 Abraham Lincoln changed the way leaders talk to the American people, says author Harold Holzer, editor of In Lincoln's Hand, a collection of the 16th president's manuscripts. Lincoln used simple language to speak to a broader audience, and the documents reflect his efforts to find the right words.
February 12, 2009 To mark the 200th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's birth, NPR spoke with historian James Swanson about the final moments of Lincoln's life and about his assassination by John Wilkes Booth. They toured Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C, where Lincoln was shot in 1865.
February 11, 2009 In a new documentary, Looking for Lincoln, Henry Louis Gates Jr. tries to uncover the real man. He discovers that Abraham Lincoln may have been known as the great emancipator, but he also told racist jokes and hoped to resolve America's racial dilemma by sending blacks back to Africa.