Dishonoring Lincoln, Big-Time

Courtesy Mike Townsend/Illinois Times
Illinois Times | July 1, 2004
Springfield's city fathers have inflicted two deep scars on the showcase Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum before its doors are even opened to the public. The first is the forced removal of 1,600 black people from a nearby housing project, and the second is the disappearance of a large African-American-created mural.

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