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Fact #9 (Lincoln)

Lincoln the Bartender

Abraham Lincoln is the only U.S. president who was also a licensed bartender. He was co-owner of Berry and Lincoln, a saloon in Springfield, Illinois.

The Middle Passage: 1699

Date: May, 14th 2013 9:30 am - 9:45 am

Taken from the memoir of James Barbot, the part-owner and “supercargo” of the slave ship The Albion-Frigate, this is an account of the harrowing “middle passage.” It is also a frank look at the slave trade of the late 17th and early 18th centuries.*****

Location
Great Hall Stage