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  • Discussion on Mourning President Lincoln
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    Mourning Abraham Lincoln

    Martha Hodes talked about the impact of the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln and the legacy of the Civil War. “Mourning Lincoln: The Assassination and the Meaning of the Civil War” was part of a…

  • Discussion on Private Lives and Public Image of the First Ladies
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    Private Lives and Public Images of the First Ladies

    Susan Swain led a panel discussion on how the first ladies of the United States have tried to balance their families' private lives with public expectations of the first family. Topics included changing…

  • First Ladies Anna Harrison Letitia Tyler and Julia Tyler
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    First Ladies Anna Harrison, Letitia Tyler, and Julia Tyler

    Edna Greene Medford and Taylor Stoermer talked about the life and influence of first ladies Anna Harrison, Letitia Tyler, and Julia Tyler. They responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.*Among the…

  • After Words Eric Foner
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    After Words with Eric Foner

    Eric Foner talked about his book Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad, in which he examines the efforts of free blacks and white abolitionists to secure…

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    The Scorpion's Sting

    Historian James Oakes talked about his book, The Scorpion’s Sting: Antislavery and the Coming of the Civil War, in which he examines a plan intended to produce a peaceful end to slavery prior to the…

  • US Colored Troops
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    U.S. Colored Troops

    Howard University History Department Chair Edna Greene Medford talked about the establishment, challenges, enlistment, and service of the United States Colored Troops during the U.S. Civil…

  • Frederick Douglass Statue Dedication Ceremony
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    Frederick Douglass Statue Dedication Ceremony

    A statue of abolitionist, author, and statesman Frederick Douglass was unveiled and dedicated in Emancipation Hall in the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center. The ceremony included invocations,…

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    The Emancipation Proclamation: Three Views

    Edna Greene Medford talked about the Battle of Antietam and its role in President Lincoln issuing the Emancipation Proclamation. She responded to telephone calls and electronic…

  • History of AfricanAmerican Burial Grounds
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    History of African-American Burial Grounds

    Edna Greene Medford moderated a panel discussion on revelations from the study of African-American burial grounds. The panelists also responded to questions from members of the audience. “African…