Oral histories

Lincoln’s Legacy. Family legacy. Personal legacy.

Lincoln's Legacy is designed to inspire the hopes and dreams of children and young adults with stories of those who have achieved the American dream. That's why we're recording interviews with influential people who can help make the connection between the history of freedom, opportunity and equality in America — and the promise Lincoln's Legacy holds today.

We want to motivate young people with powerful words and inspirational stories. Our goal is to record and collect a variety of interviews and a range of stories. Ultimately, we will develop an educational curriculum around these stories and plan to distribute it free to schools and community centers across the country.

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Making a Difference

Julian Bond, an American social activist and leader in the American civil rights movement for more than 50 years, passed away August 15, 2015. Mr. Bond shared his own oral history in an interview with his grandchildren, where he implores the younger generation to expand freedom and equality.

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