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  • Abraham Lincoln and Abolitionists
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    Abraham Lincoln and Abolitionists

    Stanley Harrold, author of Lincoln and the Abolitionists, talked about the 16th president at a day-long symposium on Abraham Lincoln’s life, career & legacy. The Abraham Lincoln Institute &…

  • Anthony Pitch on emOur Crime Was Being Jewishem
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    Our Crime Was Being Jewish

    Anthony Pitch talked about his book Our Crime Was Being Jewish: Hundreds of Holocaust Survivors Tell Their Stories, in which he presents the accounts of 358 Holocaust survivors. He recounts…

  • Career of Abolitionist John Willis Menard
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    Career of Abolitionist John Willis Menard

    Abolitionist John Willis Menard was elected to the U.S. Congress in 1868, and although he was never seated, he was the first African American to address the House chamber. Next, we hear…

  • Tribute to Senator Hiram Rhodes Revels
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    Tribute to Senator Hiram Rhodes Revels

    Laura Turner O’Hara talked about former Senator Hiram Rhodes Revels (MS-R), the first black to serve in Congress, from 1869-70. She also responded to questions from members of the audience. This…