Interview With Lincoln Impersonator

I think we need to lighten things up a little around here.  This is a funny, but interesting little interview with a Lincoln impersonator.  You can also read this recent piece on Daniel G. Storck in the Washington Post.

Searching for Black Confederates: The Civil War’s Most Persistent Myth

“Levin’s study is the first of its kind to blueprint and then debunk the mythology of enslaved African Americans who allegedly served voluntarily in behalf of the Confederacy.”–Journal of Southern History

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4 comments… add one
  • margaretdblough Feb 18, 2010 @ 1:59

    I like the fact that he really has the necessary height and build and not just a craggy face with a beard.

  • jfe Feb 16, 2010 @ 12:42

    Historical impersonators are often poor history (as a recent Lee impersonator profiled here shows), but we have a Lincoln impersonator here in our RT—Fred Priebe—and he does a good job and is serious about what he does. I am occasionally taken aback by things he doesn't know; for example, he has only recently discovered DiLorenzo!

    • Kevin Levin Feb 16, 2010 @ 12:55

      I've seen some good ones as well. Probably a good thing that he only recently discovered DiLorenzo. I have to say he does an excellent job of impersonating a Lincoln historian.

  • Tim Abbott Feb 16, 2010 @ 3:26

    Best line by far: “'cause I didn't marry Abraham Lincoln 30 years ago. I married….Frank Zappa.”

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