(long post ahead) so we had a civil war reeenactment over the weekend, and “abramham lincoln” was there to tell his life story. he did something at the very end that i thought was worth sharing
he brought a grade school girl up on stage and asked her to stay in school. then he gave this tiny speech (vaguely paraphrased bc i didn’t record it)
“now is she stays in school, she can do anything. she is the voice of tomorrow. and believe it or not she could even be the president of the united states some day.
because whether you like it or not, there could be a woman president. whether you like it or not, there could be an asian president. and god willing, whether you like it or not, there could be a native american president some day.
i’m not here to tell abraham lincoln’s life story, because i’m not abraham lincoln. i’m here to spread the word. this country was founded on equality, and seeing the hate and racism in our country right now towards people of color is horrific. we are the united states, and we believe all men were created equal.”