This site is dedicated to the much admired 16th president of the United States of America, Abraham Lincoln. His tall frame always stood out in crowds and to this day his words, thoughts, and actions,  are echoed by every succeeding President of America.

There is not a liberal America and a conservative America; there’s the United States of America.
Barack Obama, 44th President of United States of America
 

Lincoln was so visible and yet so deep in his inner self. He was a seeker. He is best known and admired for bringing back the secessionist Confederate States of America into the Union in the American Civil War. He was a leader who understood public sentiment, knew when to act, and rallied public support through his rhetoric and eloquent speeches. On January 1, 1863, he signed “The Emancipation Proclamation.”

I never in my life felt more certain that I was doing right than I do in signing this paper.
 

At the dedication of the National Soldier’s Cemetery at Gettysburg, he made his famous speech which is not only read and savored, but realized within the hearts of all human beings.

 Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal....

...It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us -- that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion -- that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom -- and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.

Excerpt from the Gettysburg Address by Abraham Lincoln, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania November 19, 1863

This site is enriched with educational resources. It also contains information about Lincoln events sponsored by the B. Davis Schwartz Memorial Library, C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University and its partners. These series of events start with the Lincoln Bicentennial in 2009, and will culminate in 2013 with the exhibit “Lincoln: the Constitution and the Civil War,” a traveling exhibition for libraries, organized by the National Constitution Center and the American Library Association Public Programs Office. “Lincoln: the Constitution and the Civil War,” has been made possible by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The B. Davis Schwartz Memorial Library is the selected host library and recipient of the grant from NEH.

 

         B. Davis Schwartz Memorial Library
     C. W. Post Campus, Long Island University
 

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