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  • Discussion on Responses to President Lincolns Assassination
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    Responses to the Lincoln Assassination

    David McKenzie and Sarah Jencks talked about an online project which sought to collect first person accounts of ordinary Americans' responses to the assassination of President Lincoln.

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  • Discussion on Fords Theatres Silent Witnesses Exhibition
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    Ford's Theatre "Silent Witnesses" Exhibit

    The “Silent Witnesses” exhibit at Ford’s Theatre was profiled. The exhibit brought together many of the artifacts present at the theatre on the night of President Lincoln’s assassination on…

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  • Discussion on the Play emWidow Lincolnem
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    The Widow Lincoln Interview

    Playwright James Still and actor Mary Bacon talked about Ford’s Theatre’s production of The Widow Lincoln, commissioned to mark the 150th anniversary of President Lincoln’s assassination.…

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  • Discussion on the Last Speeches of Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King Jr
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    Last Speeches of Lincoln and Martin Luther King Jr.

    A discussion on Lincoln’s second inaugural address and MLK’s “Mountaintop” speech was held at the National Cathedral. President Lincoln delivered his second inaugural address at the U.S. Capitol March 4, 1865, a…

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  • Abusing Lincolns Legacy
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    Abusing Lincoln's Legacy

    Panelists talked about the use, and abuse, of Lincoln’s legacy in today’s Washington. This event was co-sponsored by Ford’s Theatre and was part of the “Understanding Lincoln” online course…

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    End of Days

    James Swanson talked about his book, End of Days: The Assassination of John F. Kennedy, in which he recounts the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas on November 22, 1963. The…

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  • Military Veterans on Diversity
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    Military Veterans on Diversity

    A panel of veterans shares personal accounts of their military service. Norman Mineta, a Japanese American, was a child when he was sent to an internment camp during World War II and later served…

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  • Jews and Race Relations in the South
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    Jews and Race Relations in the South

    Panelists talked about southern Jews and race relations. This event was part of the Lincoln Legacy Project, a five-year Ford’s Theatre effort dealing with the issues of tolerance, equality, and…

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  • QA with Andrew Ferguson
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    Q&A with Andrew Ferguson

    Andrew Ferguson was interviewed in Ford’s Theater about Abraham Lincoln and his impact on American society and culture. He is the author of Land of Lincoln: Adventures in Abe’s America,…

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  • Lincoln Presidency
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    Lincoln Presidency

    Mr. Cole read a message from President George W. Bush, followed by a brief video and reading commemoration of President Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. A medal was presented for the best student essay on…

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  • History Methods and the Lincoln Assassination
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    History Methods and the Lincoln Assassination

    In this second panel historians discussed the personalities and events which led to the assassination of President Lincoln on April 14, 1865. The discussion focused on various theories of…

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  • Mr Lincolns Family
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    Mr. Lincoln's Family

    Participants talked about the relationship Lincoln had with his immediate family, his cabinet and other political figures. They focused on his early childhood and the characteristics that he…

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  • Mr Lincoln A Man for All Seasons
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    Mr. Lincoln: A Man for All Seasons

    In his keynote speech Mr. Beschloss talked about Lincoln’s assassination and how subsequent presidents viewed Lincoln’s legacy. He was followed by several park rangers who acted as figures from…

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  • Popular History and the Lincoln Assassination
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    Popular History and the Lincoln Assassination

    In this first panel historians and authors discussed President Lincoln’s assassination which occurred on April 14, 1865. They highlighted the events which led to the assassination and the popular…

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  • Saturday Journal Fords Theater
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    Saturday Journal Ford's Theater

    Current news events and political issues were examined through reviews of the morning newspapers; interviews with journalists, newsmakers and legislators; and viewer telephone calls, faxes and…

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  • Lincoln Assassination Anniversary
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    Lincoln Assassination Anniversary

    Three Lincoln scholars talked about the political situation in April 1865, the myths and realities surrounding the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, and how the media treated it. Many…

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