Lincoln Day

Abraham Lincoln, February 9, 1864, Washington, D.C. Anthony Berger Photograph

As you may know, today many people are celebrating “Darwin Day” –Darwin’s 200 birthday. Coincidentally, today is also Abraham Lincoln’s 200 birthday. Who’s birth do you think we should celebrate — he who freed the slaves or he who degraded blacks by his racist writings?

In Darwin’s book The Descent of Man, he called those with dark skin “degraded,” and wrote that he would rather be descended from a monkey than such a “savage.” In contrast, Lincoln wrote that all men are created equal and should be treated equally before the law and God.


  1. LINCOLN’S!! It is indeed sad that Lincoln’s anniversary is not as publicized and celebrated as Darwin’s. But in the eyes of the Lord He is definitey cherished and given the crown of life!

  2. Great post Grace! Very informative…I also didn’t know they had the same exact birthday. Thank you!

  3. yes Lincoln’s day! i like that black and white picture you also posted of Lincoln and the little boy near him.

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