A side story of a
slave and others that risked their lives freeing slaves through the
Underground Railroad from Tennessee across the Ohio River and
passing through Lincoln, Ill., introduced Lincoln's most noted mark
in U.S. history, freeing slaves.
Because he believed
that one man should not own another, Lincoln strategically spent
months preparing the "Emancipation Proclamation" when he got to
transported by Ellis into a world of values and come away with a
pocketful of treasures. He artfully delivers witticisms drawn from
Lincoln's life, ranging from marriage to politics, humorous
antidotes and, most of all, a sense of conviction that there is
right and there is wrong. Lincoln made his mark not only making
right choices for himself but by challenging every person in our
country to do so as well.
Ellis closes with a
challenge to all, "What will we be remembered for 150 years from
Brian Fox Ellis will
be delivering his all-new compilation at Scully Park again this
evening (Friday, Aug. 29) at 6 and 7.
You can read more about this talented
storyteller, educator and historian at