Education: Knox-Lombard Merger

One blowy October day in 1858 a lanky, shambling, tangle-haired politician stood on the steps of a college building in Galesburg, Ill., and fervently shouted at a short, chesty orator, his opponent in debate: "He is blowing out the moral lights around us who contends that whoever wants slaves has a right to hold them!" The lanky one was Abraham Lincoln, the other Stephen Arthur Douglas.("The Little Giant"). The building was Old Main of Knox College. Knoxmen may well be proud of her past. For Knox's 93...

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