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  • Lincoln Assassination Attending Doctors
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    Lincoln Assassination Attending Doctors

    Retired infectious disease specialist Dr. Jon Willen talked about Charles Leale, the first doctor to treat the mortally wounded Abraham Lincoln after actor John Wilkes Booth shot him while he…

  • Discussion on Freed Slaves After the Civil War
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    Freed Slaves After the Civil War

    Professor Edna Greene Medford talked about the experiences of freed slaves in the years following the Civil War. She said economic independence, education, and political rights were key…

  • President Lincolns Second Inaugural Address 150th Anniversary
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    President Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address 150th Anniversary

    The National Park Service and the Lincoln Group of D.C. hosted a commemorative ceremony at the Lincoln Memorial for the 150th anniversary of President Lincoln’s second inaugural address. The…

  • 13th Amendment and Slavery
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    13th Amendment and Slavery

    Pastors, historians, church choirs, and an actor portraying abolitionist Frederick Douglass reflected on the 150th anniversary of the passage of the Thirteenth Amendment, which abolished…

  • Discussion on the Election of 1864
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    Panel Discussion on the Election of 1864

    Authors and historians talked about the impact and significance of the 1864 presidential election. Candidates were Abraham Lincoln and General George McClellan, Lincoln’s former commander of the…