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Lincoln's Assassination, BOMA Minute


On this day April 14, 1865 an assassin’s bullet took the life of the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln. The War Between the States was taking its last gasp of breath and would fizzle out just 6 weeks later. More than a half million died because a few believed that the color of a persons skin determined their worth. On the evening of Friday April 14th just after 10pm John Wilkes Booth entered the balcony of Fords Theater on 10th Street NW between E and F in Washington DC and shot him, at point-blank-range in the back of his head, with his wife sitting next to him.

Mr. Booth was amongst those who believed that Abe Lincoln had ruined the country with 13th Amendment, which supposedly freed the slaves. Mr. Booth’s intention was to ‘make America great again’. We must remember how far and to what lengths some will go to ‘take their country back’ because they sincerely believe that black is inferior and white is superior. There have been a great many casualties in the war over the souls of black folk and President Abraham Lincoln was one of them.

This has been a Breath of My Ancestors Minute brought to you by the Institute of Radical Reconciliation… #WeMustNeverForget

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