Demeaning the Lincoln Memorial
The Lincoln Memorial is one of the most sacred venues in America. As such, it is generally closed for public events, especially those of a political nature. Following are a few historic events held there.
April 1939, Marion Anderson moves a nation singing “My country tis of thee, Sweet land of liberty.”
Marion Anderson, the world renown African American contralto, was denied the stage at the DAR’s segregated Constitution Hall. At that time there was a white only clause in their contracts. First Lady, Eleanor Roosevelt, a DAR member, was outraged and immediately resigned her membership. She also discussed it in her weekly newspaper column. The Roosevelt’s arranged the performance at the Memorial.
August 1963, Martin Luther King, Jr. inspires a nation with “I have a dream.”
May 2020, Donald Trump defends his administration’s response to the corona virus pandemic.
At a two hour Fox News Virtual Town Hall in front of Lincoln’s statue President Trump justified his reelection while demeaning his predecessors.
Think about it.