Thaddeus Stevens Lives!

by Val Merlina, ’14 ??????he epitomizes the core principle of our country that all persons are created equal. Unlike Thomas Jefferson, who wrote “All men are created [equal],” [Thaddeus] Stevens believed it with every fiber of this being and actually …

By Val Merlina ’14

“…he epitomizes the core principle of our country that all persons are created equal. Unlike Thomas Jefferson, who wrote “All men are created [equal],” [Thaddeus] Stevens believed it with every fiber of this being and actually enacted it into law…”
-Ross Hetrick, President of the Thaddeus Stevens Society

History and the unending march of time tends to cloud not only the vision into the past, but also the legacies of noteworthy individuals.  Historical figures such as Thaddeus Stevens, until now, have not received the laudatory acclaim he so rightly deserves from modern society.

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Portrait of Thaddeus Stevens on display in the Gettysburg College Special Collections reading room.  Note the depiction of Penn Hall over his right shoulder.

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