Anderson Ruffin Abbott was the first black licensed as a physician in Canada. As a renowned surgeon, he cared for dying President Abraham Lincoln. Abbott was born on April 7th, 1837 in Toronto. His family left Alabama as free people of color after their store had been ransacked. After living in New York for a […] The post Anderson Ruffin Abbott: First Canadian-Born Black Doctor in Canada appeared first on Black Then .
Hanibal Hamlin was Lincoln's VP, he is thought to be the mastermimd behind emancipation & seized land decrees given to blacks & later revoked. Pictured: Lincoln and Andrew Johnson from Lincoln’s Second Inauguration.
Lincoln suit & hat:: Sometimes Abraham Lincoln's stovepipe hat was called was his "desk and memorandum book" and also sometimes his "filing cabinet". This was because he kept mail, his bankbook, important papers, etc.