Abraham Lincoln: Myth and reality intertwined on Inaugural Day

Iconic Ron English painting of Barack Obama and Abraham Lincoln. (Photo/Laughing Squid, Flickr)

Iconic Ron English painting of Barack Obama and Abraham Lincoln. (Photo/Laughing Squid, Flickr)

As the nation awaits the inauguration of Barack Obama, the legacy of Lincoln is taking center stage. Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Leonard Pitts Jr. sits down with the American News Project to discuss why, even after all these years, misconceptions remain about the 16th president and his views on race.

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Garland McLaurin, American News Project

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