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Tax holiday inspired by freedom

April 16, 2012 By Harold Holzer

Americans are enjoying a brief tax holiday this year–filings are not due until April 17–and credit for the postponement goes to an unexpected hero: none other than Abraham Lincoln.

The Great Emancipator: Abraham Lincoln…or Martin Luther King, Jr.?

February 20, 2012 By Malcolm Lazin

In the fictional “Killing Lincoln,” Bill O’Reilly touts Lincoln as our best president. In part, that accolade is based on the perception of Lincoln as the Great Emancipator.

Conversation: Emancipation Proclamation [VIDEO]

February 6, 2012 By NCC Staff

Exhibit Developer Sarah Winski and Registrar Stephanie Weiner share insights and information about the National Constitution Center's rare printing of the Emancipation Proclamation, signed by Abraham Lincoln.

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