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Q & Abe

Was Lincoln gay?

Season 5, Ep. 1

For this episode, we're answering a question we've gotten from young people curious about Lincoln's relationships. Along the way we talk about gossipy Springfield, Illinois in the 1840s, Lincoln's close friend Joshua Speed, the invention of the term "straight," and how museums can tell queer stories. Come along with us!


Charles Strozier

Margaret Middleton

Hugh Ryan

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