Tag: Abraham Lincoln

Illinois was First State to Ratify the 13th Amendment Abolishing Slavery 154 years ago today

Illinois was First State to Ratify the 13th Amendment Abolishing Slavery 154 years ago today
It seems fitting that Illinois would be the first state to ratify the 13th Amendment to the Constitution since Illinois’ adopted son, Abraham Lincoln, would become known as the Great Emancipator on January 1, 1863, by the executive order known as the Emancipation Proclamation. The 13th Amendment states: “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as... Read more »

150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation and a Haunted Portrait of Abraham Lincoln in the City of Evanston?

150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation and a Haunted Portrait of Abraham Lincoln in the City of Evanston?
Could there be a haunted portrait of Abraham Lincoln somewhere in one of the municipal buildings in the City of Evanston?  It is many times  better to be lucky than good!  At least we used to say that in the police department.   This little tidbit of a story came to me when I was comparing... Read more »