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
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
People in this video
- Terry Pyles Docent Farmington Historic Plantation
Filson Historical Society
James Holmberg gave a tour of the special collections of the Filson Historical Society, He showed material from George…
Locust Grove and the Clark Family
Carol Ely gave a tour of Locust Grove, the farm established by William and Lucy Clark Croghan in 1790. She talked about…
The Frazier History Museum
Madeleine Burnside gave a tour of the Frazier History Museum. She showed items from the weapons collection,…
Thomas Jefferson and Louisville
Louisville Metro Councilman Tom Owens talked about the history of Louisville and Thomas Jefferson’s ties to…