A Message from President Jay Parker
National Advisory Board
The Lincoln Institute for
Research and Education was founded in 1978 to study public
policy issues that impact the lives of black middle America,
and to make its findings available to elected officials and
Black middle America's
interest in the future well-being of the United States
equals that of white middle America. Inflation,
education, national defense, criminal justice, health,
culture, unemployment, welfare and taxes are of equal
concern to all Americans.
The Institute aims to
re-evaluate those theories and programs of the past decades
which were highly touted when introduced, but have failed to
fulfill the claims represented by their sponsors — and in
many cases, have been harmful to the long-range interest of
blacks. The Institute is dedicated to seeking ways to
improve the standard of living, the quality of life and the
freedom of all Americans.
By sponsoring and
co-sponsoring conferences, symposia, and seminars on current
topics, the Institute will demonstrate the futility of
dwelling only on the differences instead of the many
similarities that bind America's black minority to its white
majority, making them all citizens of one nation with one
The Institute, through a
comprehensive research and education program, transmits
pro-private enterprise views on vital public policy issues
to policy makers at the local, state and federal levels.
The Institute believes
that the American economy must grow at a strong and steady
pace and that we must maintain a strong national defense.