Abraham Lincoln at Farmington Plantation

Terry Pyle talked about Abraham Lincoln’s three-week visit to Farmington Plantation in 1841. His friend Joshua Speed and his family… read more

Terry Pyle talked about Abraham Lincoln’s three-week visit to Farmington Plantation in 1841. His friend Joshua Speed and his family owned the plantation and the 60 slaves Lincoln met and talked to while there. This visit where he encounters slavery firsthand as a young man is noted by historians as one of the keys to understanding Lincoln’s views on the topic of slavery. Here Lincoln was also exposed to the manners of high society.

C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2012 LCV Cities Tour” in Louisville, Kentucky, on June 8-13 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Time Warner Cable local affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on BookTV on C-SPAN2. close

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Abraham Lincoln at Farmington Plantation

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Vignette
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Tour
Location:
Louisville, Kentucky, United States
First Aired:
Aug 5, 2012
Last Aired:
Sep 1, 2012

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  • Aug 05, 2012 | 5:48pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 06, 2012 | 1:48am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 26, 2012 | 6:52pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 27, 2012 | 7:52am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 31, 2012 | 3:47pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 31, 2012 | 11:48pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 01, 2012 | 7:51am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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