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  • Representative Jesse Jackson Jr on President Lincoln
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    Representative Jesse Jackson, Jr. on President Lincoln

    Representative Jesse Jackson, Jr. (D-IL) talked about his appreciation of the legacy of President Lincoln and the history of human rights. He talked about he had overcome the limitations of the…

  • African American Perspectives on Abraham Lincoln
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    African American Perspectives on Abraham Lincoln

    Representative Jesse Jackson,Jr. , a member of the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission, provided opening and closing remarks. Moderated by Professor James Horton, panelists discussed African…

  • Congressional Celebration of Lincolns 200th Birthday
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    Congressional Celebration of Lincoln's 200th Birthday

    President Obama and congressional leaders gathered in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda for a ceremony marking the 200th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s birthday. in his remarks, President Obama said he felt…

  • Henry Louis Gates on Abraham Lincoln
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    Henry Louis Gates on Abraham Lincoln

    Professor Gates spoke about how personal stories relate to history and showed pictures while talking about tracing his family history. Topics included his African-American heritage, his genealogical work, and President…