My latest article was published by the Washington Post on May 30. “The original Lincoln memorial stands forgotten in D.C.’s Judiciary Square” discusses the history of the Lot Flannery statue, erected in 1868 in what is now Judiciary Square in Washington, D.C.
Here’s a quick taste of the opening paragraphs:
“The statue forms a personal testimonial of those who knew and loved Lincoln and contains more sentiment than any other statue in the city of Washington,” said U.S. Rep. Edward J. King of Illinois in 1920, as he and others fought to restore the statue to its place in front of the D.C. courthouse after its removal the year before.
The Post‘s Retropolis section editor did a great job editing my molding my article into the size and style he needed for the newspaper, but he did have to cut the article in half. So I hope to publish the complete article one day soon in a journal or magazine.