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    Lincoln Memorial Rededication

    The Lincoln Memorial was rededicated to mark the 2009 bicentennial of President Abraham Lincoln’s birth. The memorial was originally dedicated on May 30, 1922. Among those in…

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    Harold Holzer on Rededication of the Lincoln Memorial

    Harold Holzer talked about the rededication of the Lincoln Memorial to commemorate the bicentennial of Lincoln’s birth on February 12th, 1809. Mr. Holzer also responded to…

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    Abraham Lincoln and Life in the White House

    Jean Baker talked about life in the Lincoln White House. Topics included the Lincoln family, the importance of presidential festivities, and the Washington social scene. After her…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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.”…

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    Book Discussion on Angels and Ages

    Adam Gopnik talked about Angels and Ages: A Short Book about Darwin, Lincoln, and Modern Life (Knopf; January 27, 2009). The book is an examination of the lives of Abraham Lincoln and…

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    Abraham Lincoln in Springfield, Illinois

    President Abraham Lincoln’s career as a lawyer and politician was discussed as scenes recorded July 17-19, 2008, were shown of two Lincoln sites in downtown Springfield,…

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    Book Discussion on The Lincoln Anthology

    Harold Holzer, co-chairman of the U.S. Lincoln Bicentennial Commission, talked about the book he edited, The Lincoln Anthology: Great Writers on His Life and Legacy from 1860 to Now

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    Abraham Lincoln Association Annual Banquet

    President Obama spoke at the Abraham Lincoln Association’s 102nd annual birthday banquet on the occasion of President Lincoln’s 200th birthday. In his remarks he spoke…

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    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…

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    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…

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    Collecting Lincoln Memorabilia

    Historians and collectors participated in a panel discussion on Lincoln memorabilia. Topics included how the panelists became collectors, how pieces connect to Lincoln and his era,…

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    Scholarship on Abraham Lincoln Presidency

    Eric Foner talked about his career studying President Lincoln. He spoke on the early history of the Republican party, the direction of the scholarly work on President Lincoln, and…

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    Book Discussion on A. Lincoln: A Biography

    Ronald White talked about A. Lincoln: A Biography (Random House; January 13, 2009). In the book he recounts the life of Abraham Lincoln and adds to the former president’s biography…

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    In Depth with Frank Williams and Edna Medford

    Lincoln scholars Frank Williams and Edna Medford talked about Abraham Lincoln’s life and some of the thousands of books written about him (currently being published at the rate of one…

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    Library of Congress on Lincoln

    Mr. Sellers spoke about a Library of Congress Lincoln Bicentennial exhibit that featured Abraham Lincoln’s correspondence with a little girl who recommended he grow a beard.

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    Library of Congress on Lincoln

    Mr. Sellers spoke about a Library of Congress Lincoln Bicentennial exhibit that featured the contents of President Lincoln’s pockets at the time of his assassination.

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    Book Discussion on Abraham Lincoln: A Life

    Michael Burlingame talked about his forthcoming two-volume biography, Abraham Lincoln: A Life (The Johns Hopkins University Press; December 19, 2008). Mr. Burlingame has written twelve…

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