Frederick Douglass, whose birthday is honored on February 14, was born a slave in 1818, and now remembered for his eloquence, activism, and fearless championing against slavery.
Malcolm Lazin from the Equality Forum looks at Abraham Lincoln’s connection to a proposed Constitutional amendment that would have legalized slavery in the South, four years before he fought for a 13th amendment that banned it.
Americans are enjoying a brief tax holiday this year–filings are not due until April 17–and credit for the postponement goes to an unexpected hero: none other than Abraham Lincoln.
Like the issue of civil rights in the 1860s and ‘70s, healthcare in 2012 has become the terrain upon which the battle over centralized power is being fought.
Here’s a brief look at the top constitutional news stories and commentaries from this week.