About

This international educational and cultural project informs educators, students, and the general public about historical relationships between the USA and Mexico as a way to improve relationships going forward. The project is based on the book Abraham Lincoln and Mexico, which is in the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library. The project has the following goals:

  1. To promote better relations between the United States and Mexico.
  2. To help integrate the story of Abraham Lincoln and Mexico into high school and university curricula around the world.
  3. To bring the history of Abraham Lincoln and Mexico to a general audience.
  4. To show how national histories have international implications that are often ignored.
  5. To disseminate the international contributions of Abraham Lincoln to a global audience.

LAMP is an international project with volunteer representatives in Guadalajara, San Diego, Los Angeles, Austin, San Antonio, Chicago, Washington DC, and New York City, and is expanding to Boston. The Mexican Embassy in Washington DC has embraced the project, as have Mexican consulates in several U.S. cities. We’ll post updates about project activities and events in the blog, and hope you’ll sign up to follow us. You can also follow us on Facebook.

If you’re interested in helping with activities in your area, just send an email to lamp@lincolnandmexicoproject.org. Thanks, and best regards.