Jacinth L. Henry-Martin, Ambassador of Saint Kitts and Nevis to the United States

Title

Jacinth L. Henry-Martin, Ambassador of Saint Kitts and Nevis to the United States

Subject

Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865)
International relations--Social aspects
Legacies
Ambassadors

Creator

Jacinth L. Henry-Martin

Publisher

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

Date

5/15/2014

Rights

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum holds all rights and permissions.

Format

pdf

Language

eng

Identifier

302001

Coverage

17.3000, -62.7167
Basseterre
Saint Kitts and Nevis

Transcription

EMBASSY OF ST. KITTS AND NEVIS

AMB/SKN/515

May 15, 2014

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum

112 North Sixth Street

Springfield, Illinois 62701.

Dear Sirs

As history marks the 150th anniversary of the passing of the great American statesman, President Abraham Lincoln who belonged to the ages, we reflect on his enduring legacy and influence throughout the Americas.

In his effort to bring the United States into line with other nations that had abolished the scourge of plantation slavery decades before, President Lincoln risked his life and collateralized the unity of his country to achieve the greater and more altruistic goal of freedom for ALL.

Today, thirty years into the celebration of our national Independence, the majority of the people of my country, the Federation of Saint Christopher (Saint Kitts) and Nevis, are the proud descendants of Africans that were bound by servitude, and we are all guardians of the faith that the peace of our nation is rooted in the preservation of equality and justice for all. President Lincoln's courageous championing of abolition, therefore, has special significance to me and to my fellow citizens of Saint Kitts and Nevis, and to all whose history is tainted by the indignity of slavery.

Notwithstanding the injustice of his assassination, we can rest assured that President Lincoln's goal of making the United States a fairer and more equitable society continues to influence generations worldwide, and that the investment of his inspired efforts continue to bear the fruit of tolerance and human dignity.

Jacinth L Henry-Martin Ambassador

1001 19th STREET NORTH, SUITE 1260 ARLINGTON, VA 22209

TELEPHONE (202) 686-2636 FAX (202) 686-5740

www.embassy.gov.kn

Status

Complete

Percent Completed

100

Weight

20

Original Format

paper and ink
1 p.
22 x 28 cm

Citation

Jacinth L. Henry-Martin, “Jacinth L. Henry-Martin, Ambassador of Saint Kitts and Nevis to the United States,” Chronicling Illinois, accessed May 31, 2020, http://alplm-cdi.com/chroniclingillinois/items/show/21651.