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    Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass

    Two actors read the letters and diaries of Civil War leaders Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass and explore the relationship between the two men. Although the two men met on a handful…

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    Panel Discussion on the Global Economy

    Robert Silvers moderated a panel discussion on the current global economic crisis. Topics included the problems with the euro such as the economy of Greece, the recession in the U.S., the future strength of…

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    New Lincoln Books

    From his office at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, Lincoln scholar Harold Holzer recommended new book titles relating to Abraham Lincoln. Mr. Holzer argued that there is now a…

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    Ulysses S. Grant

    Actor Richard Dreyfuss appeared on stage with historian Harold Holzer. They described the life of Ulysses S. Grant, former president and Civil War Union Army general, using his own writings,…

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    Arts in New York

    Mr. Wolfe spoke about the status of the arts in New York in the late 20th century. He emphasized that New York is a huge mecca for struggling, unknown artists of various kinds. He also…

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    Black Culture and the Arts

    Professor Gates talked about the Harlem Renaissance, black culture and its contribution to the arts in the past 25 years.