Today Is Abraham Lincoln‚Äôs Birthday‚ÄĒand a Good Time to Remind You He Did Not Free the Slaves

Monday is the birthday of Abraham Lincoln, who was born Feb. 12, 1809, in Kentucky. He was the 16th president of the United States, serving from 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. Lauded as one of this nation’s best and brightest leaders, Lincoln is often credited with freeing the slaves through his…