Abraham Lincoln believed black people should not have the right to vote, serve on juries, or intermarry with whites.
Sry to tell ya but it was really true. Before and during the first 2 years of the war (He even talking about it during his debate with Douglas trying to get a spot for senator) he did believe that slaves should be free etc... But he didn't believe he was a Direct Equal to Whites.
Not trying to sound like a know it all but...I just learned about this in class fkr the 6th time in my life. Yes Lincoln did believe that slaves should be free, his motto for being a presidential candidate was "No new slave states". But he did NOT believe black were equals.