Knox Showcased on MSNBC



Rachel Maddow and MSNBC give a shout-out to Knox College, in a story about the Lincoln-Douglas Debates.

“We think of them as presidential debates, but they were not presidential debates…. It was 1858. There were seven of them in a row, all between the same two candidates… Stephen Douglas, the short guy versus Abraham Lincoln, the tall guy… (running for US Senate in Illinois)… Seven debates were held in seven different towns.

By the end of it there was such a frenzy around these debates that tens of thousands of people were turning out to see them… In Galesburg, Illinois, at Knox College, they climbed through a window in the building nearest to the stage. You see that re-enacted on C-SPAN…”

Read more at MSNBC. See clips at the Internet Archive.