As a young man, Abraham Lincoln “feared of achieving nothing that would make men remember him.” Today, the 16th President tops the list of most influential – and most revered – Americans.
Lincoln is commemorated in music, poetry, and sculpture. His words are quoted by poets and politicians. His face appears on stamps, coins, and currency. Mountains, cities, highways, and schools bearing his name dot the land.
He felt his most enduring achievement was the Emancipation Proclamation – “the one thing that would make people remember that he had lived.”
Indeed, Lincoln’s legacy is most alive in our continuous search for freedom, equality, and opportunity.
Watch the video: Lincoln's Legacy.