Obama’s Land Of Linking

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Springfield Illinois is getting a jump in the Barack Obama commemoration/memorializing sweepstakes, as a sculpture commemorating a 100 year-old riot contains a figure looking remarkably like Obama.

lincoln-springfield-riot-coverage.jpg  The 1908 Springfield riots featured lynchings and destruction of black neighborhoods, and the shock of this in Lincoln’s hometown in a Northern state helped launch the NAACP.

Memorial Sculptor Preston Jackson was coy with the Chicago Tribune:

That could be him…But I have a nephew that looks just like him.”

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