LINCOLN ON RACE RELATIONS AND TENSIONS
“There will be some black men who can remember that with silent tongue, and clenched teeth, and steady eye, and well poised bayonet, they have helped mankind on to this great consummation, while I fear there will be some white ones unable to forget that with malignant heart and deceitful speech they strove to hinder it.”
Letter to James Conkling, August 26, 1863
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