Today's leftie/progressives like to refer to themselves as being "woke". I wonder where that term came from. Actually, it comes from anti-slavery Republicans who helped get Abraham Lincoln elected, the Wide Awakes. You can read about the Wide Awakes here, here, and here, among other places.
I'd never heard of them before watching a documentary last night. And now I call on the lefties not to appropriate my Republican culture and history.