"With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation's wounds, to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan, to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations."
October 16, 2018 - John Muller: John Muller – Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass
October 20, 2018 - Book Discussion Group
November 10, 2018 - Book Discussion Group
December 14, 2018 - Lincoln Group lunch meeting at Maggiano's
Have you renewed your membership for 2017, or Joined?- Click on Membership to join or renew today!!"
Toggle Menu
Upon the subject of education, not presuming to dictate any plan or system respecting it, I can only say that I view it as the most important subject which we as a people can be engaged in. That every man may receive at least, a moderate education, and thereby be enabled to read the histories of his own and other countries, by which he may duly appreciate the value of our free institutions, appears to be an object of vital importance, even on this account alone, to say nothing of the advantages and satisfaction to be derived from all being able to read the scriptures and other works, both of a religious and moral nature, for themselves. For my part, I desire to see the time when education, and by its means, morality, sobriety, enterprise and industry, shall become much more general than at present, and should be gratified to have it in my power to contribute something to the advancement of any measure which might have a tendency to accelerate the happy period.
--March 9, 1832 - First Political Announcement

Courses on Abraham Lincoln


The Purpose of the Lincoln Group of DC is to further the values, attitudes, and ideals of our greatest President. He exemplifies how individuals throughout life can work through adversity and meager initial opportunities to develop their talents to contribute and lead. What a gift could be given young people by studying his life when they are still forming their identity and life goals.

There are over 3,000 colleges and universities in the United States, but surprisingly only a few courses on his exemplary life. Fortunately, the professors who offer those few semester-length courses have generously agreed to share their course structures, reading lists, and syllabi here.

This is a living project. Please let us know of others not listed here. We want to broaden knowledge of these courses and find other educators who may draw inspiration and ideas from them. The email addresses of the professors with experience teaching these courses are included. We hope others will design and teach their own courses to engage young people on their path of development.

Our country is always in need of leaders, as well as educated followers. A leader is a person others follow. We need leaders at all levels, in all institutions, organizations, and communities. We believe educators can inspire some students to emulate his noble and visionary example. Students who study his life will understand how over his short life he actively developed and nobly dedicated himself to the Common Good.

Please Contact Us with additional information on courses.