The Daily Eastern News

Over a century and a half since Lincoln-Douglas debates

Brooke Schwartz, News Editor

September 17, 2018

One hundred sixty years ago, the nation held its breath as a political act like never before swept through the fields of Illinois. On July 31, 1868, Abraham Lincoln threw his hat into the race for an Illinois senate seat and challenged Stephen Douglas to a series of debates, which Douglas agreed to. Accor...

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