In the final installment of our series Tracking Lincoln, Peter O'Dowd explores modern-day race relations in Springfield, Illinois.
At President Abraham Lincoln's funeral in 1865, the oak tree stood just a few feet from the event, shading the funeral choir.
Our Tracking Lincoln series continues with the third-generation owner of the Lincoln Square Lounge.
Most of the suspects – and most of the victims – are young black men. That's opened up a difficult conversation about race and class.
Kountry Kitchen owner Isaac Wilson was there when Robert F. Kennedy announce that Martin Luther King Jr. had been shot and killed.
As Peter O'Dowd follows part of the route of Abraham Lincoln's funeral train 150 years ago, he makes a pit stop to get a haircut.
Five months after the 12-year-old was shot, Peter O'Dowd visits the neighborhood and speaks with Tamir's mother.
The funeral procession set out from Washington, D.C., stopping in major cities along the way to Springfield, Ill.
A platform hastily built to display President Lincoln's body in 1865 is a simple wooden structure, but it has a long history.