1,312Feb 13, 2006
Book Discussion on The Lincoln Family Album
Actors Liam Neeson and Holly Hunter portrayed Abraham and Mary Lincoln. The performance included the intimate letters and public speeches of the Lincolns together with photographs of the famous ...
884Feb 12, 2009
Congressional Celebration of Lincoln's 200th Birthday
President Obama and congressional leaders gathered in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda for a ceremony marking the 200th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s birthday. in his remarks, ...
538Jul 1, 2009
Henry Louis Gates on Abraham Lincoln
Professor Gates spoke about how personal stories relate to history and showed pictures while talking about tracing his family history. Topics included his African-American heritage, his ...
494Feb 11, 2007
African American Perspectives on Abraham Lincoln
Rep. Jackson, a member of the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission, provided opening and closing remarks. Moderated by Professor Horton, panelists discussed African American ...
489Apr 17, 2009
Emancipation in the United States
A panel discussion was held on the history of emancipation in the United States. The panelists talked about the social, moral, and legal forces that President Lincoln considered in his decision ...
453Oct 3, 2009
Lincoln, Douglass and the Power of Words
A Town Hall was held on the role education played in the lives of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass and to encourages people of all ages to rededicate themselves to personal, community, and ...
372Feb 12, 2009
Lincoln Memorial 200th Birthday Ceremony
A ceremony “Commemorating the 200th Anniversary of the Birth of President Abraham Lincoln” was held by the National Park Service and the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission on the ...
323Nov 20, 2008
Town Hall Meeting on Lincoln's Legacy
A panel of civic leaders and historians talked with a diverse audience about racial divisions past and present, impediments to economic opportunity, and how President Abraham Lincoln’s legacy ...
279Apr 17, 2009
Emancipation Proclamation as a Legal Document
A panel discussion was held on the Emancipation Proclamation as a legal document. Frank Williams talked about the legal background of President Lincoln in the years before he was elected to the ...
231Apr 15, 2007
Black History and Abraham Lincoln
Professor Franklin talked about his 50-year career teaching about Lincoln and African American history. He spoke about stripping away the baggage and sentiment surrounding Lincoln and finding ...
139Apr 16, 2009
Race and Emancipation in the Age of Lincoln, Opening
Opening remarks were made to start a three-day conference. Then Flordeliz Bugarin moderated a panel discussion on the topic of the first day, “Challenges to Slavery.” Minisha Sinha ...
128Apr 17, 2009
Emancipation in the District of Columbia
The panel talked about how the process of emancipation played out in the District of Columbia. The District of Columbia had a deeply entrenched slavery culture, notable for having one of the ...
120Apr 17, 2009
Comparative Emancipations in the Americas
The panel discussed abolition and emancipation in the Americas in the 19th century. They placed the struggle of African American freedom in the 19th century as part of a global ...
80Feb 10, 2003
Lincoln Seen and Heard
Mr. Holzer talked about and showed President Lincoln photographs from an 18-year period, while Mr. Waterston read from the president’s writings.
The commission was ...
57May 11, 2008
Mother's Day at the Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial
A celebration honored Abraham Lincoln’s mother, Nancy Hanks, and stepmother, Sarah Bush Johnston, for helping shape his character, foster his education, and instill his values. It was ...
33Feb 9, 2009
Lincoln Bicentennial Tribute Dinner
Illinois Senator Richard Durbin spoke at a dinner honoring President Abraham Lincoln and the 200th anniversary of his birth. A co-chairman of the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission, he ...