Abraham Lincoln Emancipation memorial Boston

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Leftists Ignore The Fact That Abraham Lincoln Freed The Slaves

Jeff Katz
June 25, 2020 - 1:58 pm

Marcia Cole, a member of the African American Civil War Museum's Female RE-Enactors of Distinction (FREED) program, talked with DC's WJLA-TV about the Emancipation memorial of Abraham Lincoln with a freed slave in Lincoln Park.

Protesters have said they plan to tear down the statue on Thursday night at 7 p.m.

A replica of that statue in Boston was torn down earlier this month by violent protesters because they believe it supposedly depicts Lincoln standing over a kneeling slave who is showing contrition to the president. 

Cole, however, points out that the DC statue was paid for by freed black slaves, one of whom she mentioned by name.

"I'm here to speak on behalf of the legacy of Charlotte Scott," she said.

She then went on to explain that while some may see a slave kneeling before Lincoln, that is not the case at all.

"I understand there's a big campaign trying to raise money to either take it down or mend it, and I say 'no' on behalf of Ms. Charlotte," Cole said. "People tend to think of that figure as being servile but on second look you will see something different, perhaps. That man is not kneeling on two knees with his head bowed. He is in the act of getting up. And his head is up, not bowed because he's looking forward to a future of freedom."