‘Now He Belongs to the Ages’: The Lincoln Memorial at 100

On Memorial Day, Might 30, 1922, tens of hundreds of individuals gathered in Washington, D.C., for the extremely anticipated dedication of the Lincoln Memorial. Erected to commemorate the sixteenth president of the US, Abraham Lincoln, it was additionally meant to function a temple of reunification for a rustic 60 years faraway from the Civil Battle but nonetheless fractured by the divisions that brought on it.

Civil Battle veterans from each North and South have been in attendance and, in line with The Baltimore Solar, the excited crowd of greater than 50,000 individuals, included “a swelling tide of humble individuals who stood for hours beneath a blazing solar to say this temple of freedom and the person whose reminiscence it enshrines as their very own.”

The dedication ceremony included various notable figures, together with the president of the Tuskegee Institute, Robert Moton (who was not allowed to take a seat with the opposite audio system as a result of he was Black); former president and Chief Justice of the US William Howard Taft; President Warren G. Harding; and Abraham Lincoln’s son, Robert Todd Lincoln.