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Tuskegee President rededicates Lincoln Memorial

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (WSFA) -- Call it an honor that stands the test of time.

Standing in the shadows of American history, Dr. Benjamin Payton, President of Tuskegee University, brought Abraham Lincoln's legacy to light.

"This man saw early in his life both America's promise and its greatest peril," Payton said during his keynote address.

Four score and seven years ago--In 1922--Americans dedicated the Lincoln Memorial.

The President of Tuskegee Institute spoke at the ceremony.

Today, the tradition continues.  Saturday, Payton declared the monument by the people--for the people.

"The Lincoln Memorial belongs to all of the American people. South and north.  East and west. Black and white.  Native American.  Asian American and all honest, freedom loving people everywhere," Payton explained.

And with hundreds of people watching, Payton represented all of America as he honored one of the most influential men in our country's history.

"Abraham Lincoln. Our gift from the ages. Our challenger to finish the course. To complete the work he so nobly began," Payton said.

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