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Land Grant – 2012 University of Florida Commercial

January 14, 2020


As a civil war raged President Lincoln
knew access to higher education could help
unite the nation. 74 public land-grant
universities are here because he signed the Morrill Act of
1862 Lincoln would be pleased to know that six are also home to colleges medicine, law and
veterinary medicine all on a single campus… and he’d be proud to know one is in the South.

18 Comments

  • Reply plexwang September 10, 2012 at 1:12 am

    go gatots!

  • Reply Benjamin Trey Blue September 24, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    I love this commercial, great job and Go Gators!

  • Reply University of Florida October 2, 2012 at 11:47 pm

    Thanks, Trey! Go Gators!

  • Reply LIVEFREE October 28, 2012 at 5:30 am

    HA HA HA….. THEY SHOULD LOOK UP HOW LINCOLN FELT ABOUT AFRICAN AMERICANS AND PUT THAT IN A COMMERCIAL….. WHY THEM GAYTORS GOT THAT BIG L TONIGHT!

  • Reply Toni Broomfield October 28, 2012 at 5:37 am

    Lincoln was a freakin’ racist and a war criminal! F*ck UF for slapping in the face the South in Southern Territory! Another example of what happens when libtards and Yankees that don’t know history and are part of the Lincoln fan club occult are running a school! Lies! Learn some proper history instead of “politically correct” Lincoln propaganda. Idk, maybe some Thomas DiLorenzo instead of Lincoln Vampire Slayer bullcrap! Screw UF!

  • Reply Toni Broomfield October 28, 2012 at 5:50 am

    Abe Lincoln was a white supremacist, cared nothing for enslaved people, advocated using black soldiers for high risk jobs cause “it leaves much less for white soldiers to do” (Abe Lincoln), and after using what blacks he could to fight for him by luring them with thoughts of freedom he wanted to deport back to Africa as soon as the war was over. We saw how that turned out with him being randomly shot and not being able to carry out all his plans but this man was a monster.

  • Reply Toni Broomfield October 28, 2012 at 6:07 am

    How dare yall put this commercial on "In the South" to the ancestors of many soldiers slain by Lincoln and his army! Have some class people! How trashy. Southerners are already ticked and blowing up facebook over this. I dont even watch yalls games and I am from the South living in MT seeing people on facebook flipping out over this. Yall have ticked off a huge part of your fan base. Like I said, this commercial was trashy of yall to do and insensitive!

  • Reply MrCleanPolo November 8, 2012 at 10:47 am

    Go Gators!

  • Reply Robert Smith November 11, 2012 at 6:53 am

    Nice tribute to one of Lincoln’s uniquely superior innovations. War of Secession was last battle of American Revolution.

  • Reply RedShirtArmy November 25, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    It's a shame that a Southern university would honour a man like Lincoln who waged total war against the South, killed a quarter million Southerners, burned down countless Southern cities and towns. Do the Baltic peoples honour Stalin for conquering them and killing so many of their people? Do the Koreans honour the Japanese emperor? Why should we Southerners honour a tyrant and monster like Dishonest Abe?

  • Reply flkinganuthin November 25, 2012 at 11:37 pm

    This is why I'm a Longhorn. No building faces north at UT.

  • Reply meandean222 November 27, 2012 at 12:40 am

    It's inspiring to see in the comments here that the true history of the War of Northern Aggression is still widely known and taught from generation to generation! You'll never hear the truth in public schools! The public school system has great track record for producing idiots.

  • Reply Robert Porter November 30, 2012 at 5:29 am

    I wish I could find the name of the song that UF uses in all these commercials. I love it so much

  • Reply Robert Porter November 30, 2012 at 5:34 am

    And to the people that find this commercial as a slap in the face:

    I see that this commercial goes to show the fact that even Lincoln knew that he couldnt leave the South out to dry, and I am thankful he provided for the now amazing institution of higher learning that I now currently attend. Its a lot more than that guy Obama has given me.

    RIP to the last true presidents. The last ones that truly cared for this once great nation, and understood it was the little man that made it great…

  • Reply Daniel K. Wynn February 25, 2013 at 9:38 am

    Pathetic. Disgraceful. But then it's hard to call UF a Southern university anymore, seeing as it has the largest total enrollment of Jews of any university in the country.

  • Reply marcozune April 14, 2013 at 3:00 pm

    The Confederacy was defeated, thank God. proud to be AMERICAN, and proud to be a GATOR!

  • Reply University of Florida July 17, 2013 at 7:13 pm

    The song is an original composition, just for our commercial. Glad you like it!

  • Reply NovaGator Troller December 3, 2013 at 5:27 am

    Go Gators!

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