The Abraham Lincoln Institute & Ford's Theatre Society host their annual Abraham Lincoln Symposium to highlight the 16th president's life & legacy. Featured speakers are David Blight, Michael Burlingame, Richard Carwardine, Nina Silber & James Tackach.

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    9:05 AM EDT

    Lincoln and the Environment

    Author James Tackach spoke at the annual Abraham Lincoln Symposium about Lincoln and the natural environment. The Abraham Lincoln Institute and Ford’s Theatre Society hosted the symposium at historic Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D.C. to highlight the 16th president’s life, career and legacy.

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    10:25 AM EDT

    Lincoln's Sense of Humor

    Author Richard Carwardine spoke at the annual Abraham Lincoln Symposium about Lincoln’s sense of humor. The Abraham Lincoln Institute and Ford’s Theatre Society hosted the symposium at historic Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D.C. to highlight the 16th president’s life, career and legacy.

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    11:35 AM EDT

    Lincoln and New Deal America

    Boston University History Professor Nina Silber spoke at the annual Abraham Lincoln Symposium about Lincoln’s influence on New Deal Americans during the 1930s. The Abraham Lincoln Institute and Ford’s Theatre Society hosted the symposium at historic Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D.C. to highlight the 16th president’s life, career and legacy.

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    1:45 PM EDT

    Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass

    Historian David Blight spoke at the annual Abraham Lincoln Symposium about the relationship between Lincoln and abolitionist Frederick Douglass. The Abraham Lincoln Institute and Ford’s Theatre Society hosted the symposium at historic Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D.C. to highlight the 16th president’s life, career and legacy.

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    3:06 PM EDT

    President-Elect Lincoln

    Author Michael Burlingame spoke at the annual Abraham Lincoln Symposium about Lincoln’s actions as president-elect between his November 1860 election and his March 1861 inauguration. Following his presentation, symposium speakers convened for a panel discussion. And closing remarks were delivered by Abraham Lincoln Institute President Jonathan White. The institute and Ford’s Theatre Society hosted the symposium at historic Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D.C. to highlight the 16th president’s life, career and legacy.

  • 9:00 AM EDT

    Ford's Theatre Lincoln Symposium

    The Abraham Lincoln Institute & Ford’s Theatre Society host their annual Abraham Lincoln Symposium to highlight the 16th president’s life & legacy. Featured speakers are David Blight, Michael Burlingame, Richard Carwardine, Nina Silber & James Tackac