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… read more

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 the man. He believes that Lincoln’s views on African-Americans evolved over time. He briefly reviewed the different viewpoints that Lincoln had considered and rejected while trying to find a way to save the Union. He asserts that by the end of Lincoln’s life he had fully embraced African- American’s equal role in American society. 

This event was held at the New York Avenue Presbyterian Church. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Black History and Abraham Lincoln

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Program ID:
197603-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Forum
Location:
New York, New York, United States
First Aired:
Jul 4, 2007
Last Aired:
Sep 23, 2008

Airing Details

  • Jul 04, 2007 | 6:39pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jul 05, 2007 | 12:06am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jul 05, 2007 | 5:40am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Sep 06, 2008 | 8:26pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Sep 06, 2008 | 11:32pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Sep 08, 2008 | 12:18pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 08, 2008 | 6:42pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 23, 2008 | 5:38am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 23, 2008 | 6:05am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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