Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln

819 E River Rd, Louisville, KY 40206, USA

Lincoln Memorial at Waterfront Park is a statue of Abraham Lincoln, depicted as he would have looked before he became President of the United States. The sculpture of him is bareheaded, seated on a rock with an open law book in one hand and the other in an outstretched, welcoming gesture. The statue is located at Waterfront Park in Louisville, Kentucky. The Lincoln Memorial in Louisville is part of the Lincoln Heritage Trail. The statue and its accompanying bas-relief historical panels were created by American sculptor Ed Hamilton.  The 2006 Kentucky General Assembly authorized $2 million for the memorial, which was supplemented by private donations In 2009 Ed Hamilton completed work on his sculpture of Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States. The sculpture was dedicated as part of a two-year bicentennial celebration of Lincoln’s birth to show the influence of Lincoln’s early impressions of slavery witnessed in Louisville’s slave markets. The sculpture and bas relief tableaux reflect Lincoln’s abhorrence of the institution of slavery and the role of his presidency and the City of Louisville in the conflict of the Civil War, the war which preserved the Union and abolished slavery

Actor: Pete Simpson
Written by: George Saunders
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