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Remembrance: Whitman’s “The Death of Lincoln” and the By the People Whitman Campaign

Posted by: Anne Holmes

Walt Whitman devised his “Death of Lincoln” speech in 1879 to commemorate the April 14-15, 1865, demise of Abraham Lincoln. In this post, Manuscript Division curator Barbara Bair explores Whitman's historic speech, which is at the heart of the newest offering in the Library’s By the People crowdsourcing transcription campaign.