President Lincoln advocated colonizing blacks outside the US. He told a group of African American leaders “Your race suffers greatly, many of them, by living amongst us, while others suffer from your presence. In a word we suffer on each side. If this is admitted, it affords a reason why we should be separated.” First, where did Abraham Lincoln want to colonize blacks outside the US? Why these locations? Explain his quote stated above, what do you think he meant? How realistic was his colonization plan? What does this plan say about Abraham Lincoln? Should he be revered by African Americans as “The great emancipatior?” Finally, do you think Lincoln’s views changed between 1860 & 1865?