Wasn't the White House built by Slaves (twice since we Brits burnt it down once!). The answer is YES by the way!
At Charleston, Illinois, on September 18, 1858, Lincoln made his position clear. “I will say then that I am not, nor ever have been, in favor of bringing about in any way the social and political equality of the white and black races,” he began, going on to say that he opposed blacks having the right to vote, to serve on juries, to hold office and to intermarry with whites.
Lincoln believed that colonization—or the idea that a majority of the African American population should leave the United States and settle in Africa or Central America—was the best way to confront the problem of slavery. His two great political heroes, Henry Clay and Thomas Jefferson, had both favored colonization; both were slave owners who took issue with aspects of slavery but saw no way that black and white people could live together peaceably. Lincoln first publicly advocated for colonization in 1852, and in 1854 said that his first instinct would be “to free all the slaves, and send them to Liberia” (the African state founded by the American Colonization Society in 1821).
Nearly a decade later, even as he edited the draft of the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation in August of 1862, Lincoln hosted a delegation of freed slaves at the White House in the hopes of getting their support on a plan for colonization in Central America. Given the “differences” between the two races and the hostile attitudes of white people towards black people, Lincoln argued, it would be “better for us both, therefore, to be separated.”
I would suggest that all statues of Lincoln be torn down as soon as possible!!!
By the way I often visit the home of the man who led the fight to abolish Slavery throughout the British Empire. He spent almost half his life fighting to end Slavery. He was the real hero protecting the lives of many Africans and African Americans.
When all the Lincoln statues are removed I suggest they are replaced by a statue of William Wilberforce a real hero.
All the wankers rioting in the UK and tearing down statues have virtually no understanding of history. Trying to create Year Zero by disregarding history should attend a 're-education programme'