Next Obama history lesson: Lincoln’s 2nd inaugural address

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President Barack Obama walks with his daughter Sasha Obama, left, followed by first lady Michelle Obama, third from right, Michelle's mother Marian Robinson, second from right, and Malia Obama, right, across the South Lawn of the White House from Marine One, Saturday, March 7, 2015, in Washington, as the first family return from Selma, Ala. This weekend marks the 50th anniversary of "Bloody Sunday," a civil rights march in which protestors were beaten, trampled and tear-gassed by police at the Edmund Pettus Bridge, in Selma, Ala. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

WASHINGTON (AP) — One more history lesson for President Barack Obama and daughters Malia and Sasha.

They visited the Library of Congress on Sunday, where, according to the White House, they glimpsed the original manuscript of President Abraham Lincoln’s second inaugural address. It’s on display to mark the 150th anniversary of the speech.

The address on March 4, 1865, came during the final days of the Civil War. Lincoln’s famous closing words were, “to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and a lasting peace, among ourselves, and with all nations.”

Just over a month later, Lincoln was dead from an assassin’s bullet.

On Saturday, the Obamas were in Selma, Alabama. The president joined civil rights marchers of 50 years ago at the bridge where police brutality on “Bloody Sunday” galvanized America’s opposition to racial oppression in the South.

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