commented on Why Black Slave Liberator Harriet Tubman Should Not Replace Slave Owner Andrew Jackson on the $20 Bill
That's a rather stupid idea. You think the escaped slaves would have been against the idea of having money? Would they balk at the idea of making money or starting a business? One of the fundamental reasons slavery is wrong in the first place is because it's denying the money for services rendered. You think they'd have gone off to work on a commune? And what sort of completely institutionalized house slave is would rather have some cruel murderous white man on the dollar bill rather than one of their own?
As for Lincoln, he was always against slavery. He was willing to compromise to prevent the Civil War, but once it happened anyway, he never stopped fighting for emancipation.