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Mary Todd Lincoln and Lincoln Lexington Walking Tour

Mary Todd Lincoln and Lincoln Lexington Walking Tour

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Mary Todd Lincoln and Lincoln Lexington Walking Tour

Celebrate the bicentennial birthday of Mary Todd Lincoln. Recorded at her childhood home in downtown Lexington, Kentucky, Renee speaks with Gwen Thompson, executive director the Mary Todd Lincoln House and history advocate Stuart Sanders with the Kentucky Historical Society. They discuss the Lincoln Lexington Walking Tour that spotlights 14 historic sites from the Lincolns' time in the city.
S14 E13 Length 28:55 Premiere: 12.14.18

Mary Todd Lincoln and Lincoln Lexington Walking Tour


History has not been kind to Mary Todd Lincoln.

In life and in the 136 years since her death, critics have maligned the wife of President Abraham Lincoln for her ambition, her spending habits, her connections to the Confederacy, and even her mental health. But the Lexington native actually deserves more credit than she often receives, according to two Kentuckians who have studied the former First Lady’s life.

On KET’s Connections, host Renee Shaw visited the childhood home of Mary Todd Lincoln to learn about her story and the tragedies she endured throughout her life. The program featured Gwen Thompson, executive director the Mary Todd Lincoln House, and Stuart Sanders, a history advocate with the Kentucky Historical Society.
 

The Todds were a prominent, slave-owning family in Lexington in the early 1800s. Mary’s father, Robert Smith Todd, was an accomplished businessman, banker, and politician at the local and state level. Her mother, Eliza Parker also came from a wealthy family. Born in 1818, Mary was the fourth of 16 children that Robert had with Elizabeth, and his second wife, Betsy Humphreys.

The family’s wealth and social stature provided Mary with a privileged upbringing. Gwen Thompson says Mary had at least nine years of formal schooling, which was uncommon for women of that era. When Mary was 13, the family moved from their original home on Short Street in Lexington to the stately, three-story and still standing brick house on Main Street.

“This building is well over 200 years old,” says Thompson. “It was actually constructed as an inn originally, and it ran as a commercial property for about 25 years, and then was purchased by the Todd family.”

Mary picked up her father’s interest in Whig Party politics and she became a fan of fellow Lexington resident Henry Clay. Thompson says Mary Todd even envisioned a role for herself in politics.

“It is said, according to family stories, that she was interested in marrying a politician,” says Thompson. “The stories say that she said she was going to marry a president some day.”

But to find the politician she would eventually wed, Mary Todd had to first move out of state. At 21, she went to stay with a sister who lived in Springfield, Ill. Stuart Sanders says other members of the Todd family also populated that area, including a cousin, John Stuart Todd. He was an attorney in Springfield who had recently taken on his first law partner, a former shopkeeper and postmaster named Abraham Lincoln.

Mary Todd wed the up-and-coming lawyer in 1842. She was almost 24 years old. The couple had four sons, one of whom died just before his fourth birthday.

The Life of a First Lady
Lincoln had already served in the Illinois legislature before his marriage, but some historians believe Mary Todd pushed him to pursue national politics.

“The Todd family was politically connected in Illinois as well as Kentucky,” says Sanders, who is a Todd family descendant. “So I think her marriage to Abraham Lincoln definitely helped set Lincoln up, in terms of his Congressional run, legislative politics, and ultimately his run for the presidency.”

Lincoln was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1846 and served one term in Washington. He made two unsuccessful bids for the U.S. Senate in the 1850s before winning the presidency in 1860.

Mary Todd settled into White House life, performing the traditional ceremonial duties of First Lady: entertaining guests, decorating, visiting wounded soldiers, and supporting her husband.

“She operated within the gender boundaries and norms of the day,” says Thompson. “Much of her role that she took on as the partner to Lincoln was relegated to the domestic and the social. What’s interesting to me is that the role of the First Lady has changed so very little over time.”

While the Civil War divided the nation and consumed Lincoln’s time and energy, Mary Todd became a lightning rod for criticism. Some opponents alleged she was a spy because of her family’s connections to the Confederacy. Others disparaged her for buying fancy gloves and dresses, and for sprucing up the executive mansion during the Civil War.

“The press did lay a heavy hand on her in terms of her spending and the fact that she redecorated the White House at a time when one would have thought that it would’ve been better to be a little more austere with spending,” Sanders says.

Enduring Tragedy after Tragedy
The presidential years also brought personal tragedy for Mary Todd and her husband. Their son Willie died of typhoid fever. Two of her brothers were killed in the war will serving in the Confederate Army. A brother-in-law, Confederate General Benjamin Hardin Helm was killed at the Battle of Chickamauga in 1863.

“When Abraham Lincoln found out about the death of [Helm], he actually wept because he and Helm were good friends before the war,” says Sanders.

And then an assassin fatally shot her husband just days after the end of the Civil War in April 1865. Mary Todd was at Lincoln’s side that night at Ford’s Theater, and she was so bereft over his death that she did not attend the president’s funeral. Thompson says the woman who once lived in the White House, dined with heads of state, and spent lavishly on her wardrobe was reduced to rooming in a Chicago boarding house and fighting to win a widow’s pension from the government. But an even worse indignity was yet to come.

“In 1875, about a decade after Lincoln’s assassination, her oldest son, Robert, took her to court and had her declared legally insane,” says Thompson. “This was the means by which he became her caretaker and the custodian of her estate.”

Sanders adds that Lincoln’s own private secretaries John Hay and John Nicolay also painted Mary Todd as irrational and erratic in their biography of the 16th president. But Sanders says it’s no wonder that she was depressed and perhaps even suffering from post-traumatic stress given all the tragedies she experienced.

Thompson says that Mary Todd’s mental health continues to be a hotly debated subject, especially in light of the fact that after being declared insane 1875, the court ruled that her reason had been restored just a year later.

“So the question today is… what does this say about her mental health in today’s clinical understandings, which are very different from in the past,” Thompson says.

Mary Todd moved back to Springfield, Ill., to live with the same sister she had first gone to visit back in 1839. She died there in 1882 at the age of 63.

“No other First Lady in our history has really endured as much,” says Sanders. “She deserves to be praised for having a stoicism in terms of dealing with the different issues that she and her husband faced.”

“I think her greatest legacy is that she is still the subject of ongoing debate and discussion,” says Thompson. “If you really want to get to know her, I think you have to examine all the perspectives, all of the opposing views… and then maybe form your own opinion on your take on her.”

The Mary Todd Lincoln House is closed for the winter but will reopen for public tours on March 15, 2019. The home is part of a mile-long Lincoln Lexington Walking Tour of 14 historic sites around the downtown area that date back to the years that Mary Todd lived in the city.

Watch our video of the Lincoln Lexington Walking Tour.

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Renee's guests are Innocence Project Policy Director Stephen Saloom and prison exoneree Calvin Johnson. In 1983, Johnson was falsely convicted of rape and sentenced to life in prison. The Innocence Project took his case and arranged for forensic testing that proved his innocence 16 years later. Renee talks with Johnson about his experience and with Saloom about the work of the Innocence Project in all 50 states.

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Diabetes Prevention and Control - S9 E10

Experts discuss the statewide education and prevention methods being dispatched and the changes individuals can make to avoid diabetes.

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Human Trafficking - S9 E11

Renee talks with guests about recent legislation that strengthens Kentucky's human trafficking laws and provides more services to victims and other topics.

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The Forgotten Minority - S9 E12

Renee talks with advocates for Kentuckians with disabilities about the challenges facing those with mental and physical limitations and illnesses, the resources available, and the policy changes needed to better serve this population.

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Middle Class Struggles and Poverty - S9 E13

Renee's guests are Ron Crouch, demographer and director of research and statistics in the Office of Employment and Training for the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet, and Myrdin Thompson of Louisville, an activist with RESULTS, a nonprofit whose mission is to fight hunger and poverty.

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Tuskegee Airmen Historians - S9 E14

Renee interviews a trio of men who are either making history or working to preserve it: Reginald "Reggie" Thomas, the third African American in Kentucky history to be elected to the Kentucky Senate; Ron Spriggs, Tuskegee Airmen historian; and Bobby Scroggins, art professor and sculptor.

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Renee talks with Mississippian Sabrina Butler, the only female death row exoneree, about her wrongful conviction and her quest to end capital punishment, and with American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Kentucky spokesperson Kate Miller.

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Dr. Vershawn A. Young - S9 E20

Renee talks with University of Kentucky professor Vershawn A. Young (aka Dr. Vay), an expert of the contemporary African American experience, about his latest published work, Other People's English: Code-Meshing, Code-Switching, and African American Literacy.

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Kentucky Poet Laureate Frank X Walker - S9 E21

Frank X Walker, named Kentucky's 2013-14 poet laureate, talks about his latest collection, Turn Me Loose: The Unghosting of Medgar Evers, and other works and projects.

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50th Anniversary of the March On Frankfort - S9 E22

Renee discusses the 50th anniversary commemoration of the 1964 March on Frankfort with historians and participants including: NAACP Louisville leader Raoul Cunningham and former state Senator Georgia Davis Powers.

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Aaron Thompson - S9 E26

Aaron Thompson, executive vice president and chief academic officer of the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education, discusses the state budget for higher education and the impact on student tuition.

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MaryLee Underwoood and Chastity Ross - CCDD - S9 E27

MaryLee Underwoood and Chastity Ross with the Commonwealth Council on Developmental Disabilities (CCDD) discuss recent legislation to protect vulnerable adults against abuse, neglect, and exploitation.

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Dr. Janet Taylor - S9 E29

Renee speaks with Dr. Janet Taylor, psychiatrist, certified life coach, and national commentator on work-life balance and mental health issues.

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Djuan Trent - S9 E30

Former Miss Kentucky Djuan Trent talks about her decision come out as a gay woman, reaction from family and friends, her activism in advancing gay rights and marriage, and more.

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Hasan Davis - S9 E31

Renee speaks with former Kentucky Commissioner of the Department of Juvenile Justice, Hasan Davis, about recent juvenile justice reform. Davis was featured in the recent PBS Frontline program "Prison State," about Kentucky's correction system, and interviewed for KET's follow-up program, Prison State: A Kentucky Community Conversation.

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Prison Reform In Kentucky - S9 E32

Renee continues the discussion about Kentucky prison reform recently highlighted on the PBS Frontline program "Prison State." Her guests are: Mark Bolton, director of the Louisville Metro Department of Corrections; Sheila Schuster, Ph.D., clinical psychologist and mental health advocate; and Ray Larson, Fayette County Commonwealth's Attorney.

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Ted Strader - COPES - S9 E33

Ted Strader, the director of the Council on Prevention and Education: Substances, Inc. (COPES) in Louisville, discusses how partnering agencies with the corrections system can help former inmates with successful re-entry into society.

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Colene Elridge - S9 E34

Renee speaks with human resources professional and life coach Colene Elridge, better known as Coach Colene, owner of Be More Consulting.

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Dana Branham - S8 E36

  • Friday January 17, 2020 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Friday January 17, 2020 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
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Frank Minnifield - S8 E35

  • Thursday January 16, 2020 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday January 16, 2020 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Thursday January 16, 2020 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday January 16, 2020 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
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Jakobi Williams - S8 E34

  • Wednesday January 15, 2020 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday January 15, 2020 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday January 15, 2020 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
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Beth Dotson Brown - S8 E31

  • Tuesday January 14, 2020 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday January 14, 2020 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
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  • Tuesday January 14, 2020 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
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Lexington Artists - S8 E28

  • Monday January 13, 2020 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Monday January 13, 2020 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
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Ashli Watts - Kentucky Chamber of Commerce - S15 E15

  • Saturday January 11, 2020 4:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Saturday January 11, 2020 3:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday January 8, 2020 6:00 pm ET on KET
  • Wednesday January 8, 2020 5:00 pm CT on KET
  • Sunday January 5, 2020 6:00 pm ET on KET2
  • Sunday January 5, 2020 5:00 pm CT on KET2
  • Sunday January 5, 2020 4:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Sunday January 5, 2020 3:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Sunday January 5, 2020 12:00 pm ET on KET
  • Sunday January 5, 2020 11:00 am CT on KET
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Byron Hurt - S8 E25

  • Friday January 10, 2020 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Friday January 10, 2020 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
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Janet Steele Holloway - S8 E24

  • Thursday January 9, 2020 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday January 9, 2020 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
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Jane Beshear - S8 E21

  • Wednesday January 8, 2020 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday January 8, 2020 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
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Dr. Alexandra Bradner - S8 E20

  • Tuesday January 7, 2020 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday January 7, 2020 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
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Thrivals 5.0 - S8 E19

  • Monday January 6, 2020 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Monday January 6, 2020 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
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Dayna Seelig - S15 E12

  • Saturday January 4, 2020 4:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Saturday January 4, 2020 3:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday January 1, 2020 11:30 pm ET on KET
  • Wednesday January 1, 2020 10:30 pm CT on KET
  • Wednesday January 1, 2020 6:00 pm ET on KET
  • Wednesday January 1, 2020 5:00 pm CT on KET
  • Sunday December 29, 2019 6:00 pm ET on KET2
  • Sunday December 29, 2019 5:00 pm CT on KET2
  • Sunday December 29, 2019 4:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Sunday December 29, 2019 3:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Sunday December 29, 2019 1:30 pm ET on KET
  • Sunday December 29, 2019 12:30 pm CT on KET
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Derek Anderson - S8 E18

  • Friday January 3, 2020 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Friday January 3, 2020 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
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Bianca Spriggs - S8 E16

  • Thursday January 2, 2020 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday January 2, 2020 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
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Cathy Holloway Hill - S8 E15

  • Wednesday January 1, 2020 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday January 1, 2020 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
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M.A.D.E. (Motivating Youth All Day Everyday) - S8 E13

  • Tuesday December 31, 2019 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday December 31, 2019 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Tuesday December 31, 2019 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday December 31, 2019 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Tuesday December 31, 2019 5:30 am ET on KETKY
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Susan Pope - S8 E12

  • Monday December 30, 2019 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Monday December 30, 2019 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Monday December 30, 2019 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
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Pastor Edward Palmer - Racial Bias and Juvenile Justice Reform - S15 E2

  • Saturday December 28, 2019 4:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Saturday December 28, 2019 3:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday December 25, 2019 11:30 pm ET on KET
  • Wednesday December 25, 2019 10:30 pm CT on KET

Mimi Pickering and Dr. Catherine Fosl - S8 E7

  • Friday December 27, 2019 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Friday December 27, 2019 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
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Tara Betts - S8 E6

  • Thursday December 26, 2019 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
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dream hampton - S8 E5

  • Wednesday December 25, 2019 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday December 25, 2019 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
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Season 14

The 'I Was Here' Project

S14 E36 Length 27:42 Premiere Date 8.4.19

Mike Runyon and Sherita Miller; Wendy Kobler

S14 E35 Length 26:57 Premiere Date 7.28.19

Filmmaker Lynn Novik

S14 E33 Length 28:27 Premiere Date 7.14.19

Brent Hutchinson; Christine Thompson - Education

S14 E32 Length 27:37 Premiere Date 7.7.19

Lieutenant Governor Jenean Hampton - Youth Mental Health

S14 E31 Length 26:32 Premiere Date 6.2.19

Julie Cerel - Youth Suicide Prevention

S14 E29 Length 26:32 Premiere Date 5.19.19

Dale Suttles - Sunrise Children's Services

S14 E28 Length 27:33 Premiere Date 5.12.19

Education in Rural Eastern Kentucky

S14 E27 Length 28:13 Premiere Date 5.5.19

Joshua A. Douglas - Voting Rights Reform

S14 E25 Length 26:32 Premiere Date 4.21.19

Jay Box - Ky. Community & Technical College System

S14 E24 Length 26:32 Premiere Date 4.14.19

Author and Life Coach Colene Elridge

S14 E23 Length 26:19 Premiere Date 4.7.19

FIRST STEP Act - Criminal Justice Reform

S14 E22 Length 27:44 Premiere Date 3.31.19

Cheryl A. Oldham

S14 E21 Length 26:38 Premiere Date 2.22.19

Linda Hampton - Early Childhood

S14 E20 Length 29:47 Premiere Date 2.15.19

Donald Mason

S14 E19 Length 26:34 Premiere Date 2.8.19

Community Action Council; First 5 Lex

S14 E18 Length 28:53 Premiere Date 2.1.19

Seamus Carey

S14 E17 Length 26:57 Premiere Date 1.25.19

Michael Benson

S14 E16 Length 27:32 Premiere Date 1.18.19

Dr. Aaron Thompson

S14 E14 Length 28:13 Premiere Date 1.11.19

Mary Todd Lincoln and Lincoln Lexington Walking Tour

S14 E13 Length 28:55 Premiere Date 12.14.18

Youth Suicide

S14 E12 Length 29:22 Premiere Date 12.7.18

Jean Schumm and Amanda Gale

S14 E11 Length 28:22 Premiere Date 11.16.18

M. Christopher Brown II

S14 E10 Length 28:02 Premiere Date 11.9.18

Frank Harris

S14 E9 Length 25:17 Premiere Date 11.2.18

U.S. Rep. Andy Barr

S14 E8 Length 29:16 Premiere Date 10.26.18

Amy McGrath

S14 E7 Length 29:02 Premiere Date 10.19.18

Kevin Chapman - Youth Mental Health

S14 E6 Length 28:47 Premiere Date 10.12.18

Carol Cecil; Resa Gonzalez - Youth Mental Health

S14 E5 Length 26:03 Premiere Date 10.5.18

Joe Bargione - Youth Mental Health

S14 E4 Length 28:57 Premiere Date 9.28.18

WKU President Timothy Caboni

S14 E3 Length 28:40 Premiere Date 9.21.18

Dr. Neeli Bendapudi

S14 E1 Length 28:47 Premiere Date 9.14.18

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