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Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865): Considered one of the great presidents of the United States, Abraham Lincoln was the 16th president. Lincoln served as President from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. Big accomplishments: Lincoln led the United States through the Civil War, abolished slavery, strengthened the federal government, and modernized the economy. Background: Reared in rural Kentucky …
Fly 2 Travel, a traveler tips and information site, profiled President Lincoln’s Cottage in a new review. View the full article: http://fly2travel.net/president-lincolns-cottage-hidden-gem-d-c/.
Abhishek Basu, essay author and 2014 SOS International Summit participant, won an essay contest organized by The Telegraph (Calcutta, India), in association with Apne Aap Women Worldwide. In the essay, he reflects on the magnitude of human trafficking worldwide and discusses his experience at the Summit. Read the full piece here.
This article was originally published in The Telegraph (Calcutta, India) on July 20, 2014. Abhishek Basu, essay author and 2014 SOS International Summit participant, won an essay contest organized by The Telegraph, in association with Apne Aap Women Worldwide. There exist two worlds. A sheltered one filled with an abundance of opportunities and another one that is characterised by its …
By Cyrus Beschloss, 2014 summer intern at President Lincoln’s Cottage. Harper’s Weekly’s depiction of President Lincoln getting involved in the Battle of Fort Stevens (Published October 1st, 1864). Credit: Lehrman Institute. Abraham Lincoln and Soldiers. N.d. N.p. Tomorrow marks the 150th anniversary of the start of the Battle of Fort Stevens, between Union forces led by Generals McCook and Wright, …
Attending the annual SOS International Summit is an eye-opening experience for all of the participants. They learn about the magnitude of this humanitarian crisis directly from leaders in the field. They discover the diverse forms that slavery can take in the modern world – from exploited domestic workers to young people coerced into the sex trade – and the shocking …
By Cyrus Beschloss, 2014 summer intern at President Lincoln’s Cottage. Baseball season is in full swing, and fans across the country feel a distinct buzz in the air as the famed MLB All-Star game approaches. Every year, before each All-Star Game, fans of Major League Baseball reminisce about the captivating yet humble beginnings of the sport. With the All-Star Game just next week, it’s …
This Fourth of July, Landscape Architecture Magazine highlighted the grounds at President Lincoln’s Cottage. “[The site is] important for its associations with Lincoln, but also for its significance as a walking landscape, one that witnessed and perhaps nurtured some of our most enduring ideas of what it means to be American.” Read the full article: http://landscapearchitecturemagazine.org/2014/07/04/happy-fourth/.
On the fourth day of the Students Opposing Slavery International Summit, student participants were joined by their families, friends, anti-trafficking leaders, and President Lincoln’s Cottage supporters for Spring Free, an evening reception benefiting the SOS program. From the Cottage veranda down onto the South Lawn, energized students shared their experiences at the Summit with the supportive crowd. A few students …
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