Lincoln Memorial Rededication

The Lincoln Memorial was rededicated to mark the 2009 bicentennial of President Abraham Lincoln’s birth. The memorial was… read more

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 attendance that day was President Lincoln’s eldest and only surviving son, Robert Todd Lincoln. Speakers talked about the history of the memorial and the role of Abraham Lincoln and the Lincoln Memorial in the struggle for freedom and equality. Topics included the remarks of Robert Russa Moton, the second president of the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama, at the original dedication ceremony. The only black speaker at that segregated ceremony, his remarks on racial equality were censored. The program also featured performances by the United States Marine Band and by William Farley, winner of Poetry Out Loud, who read a poem by Carl Sandburg.

This Lincoln Memorial Rededication Retrospective was presented by the National Mall and Memorial Parks in collaboration with the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States, the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission, and the Military District of Washington. close

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

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Program ID:
286722-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Ceremony
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
May 30, 2009
Last Aired:
May 31, 2010

Airing Details

  • May 30, 2009 | 2:06pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 30, 2009 | 2:08pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 30, 2009 | 2:14pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 30, 2009 | 8:33pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 30, 2009 | 11:38pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 31, 2009 | 5:33am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jun 05, 2009 | 2:34am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jun 05, 2009 | 8:34am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 03, 2009 | 6:06pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 04, 2009 | 5:33am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 30, 2010 | 12:04pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 30, 2010 | 6:04pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 31, 2010 | 12:04am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 31, 2010 | 6:04am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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