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    Abraham Lincoln and the Jewish Community

    Rabbi Gary Zola talks about his book, We Called Him Rabbi Abraham: Lincoln and American Jewry, A Documentary History. Rabbi Zola spoke about President Lincoln’s relationship with…

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    Abraham Lincoln and Economic Opportunity

    Harold Holzer talked about President Abraham Lincoln’s outlook on economic growth, opportunity, and equality. He spoke about President Lincoln’s belief that every citizen…

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    13th Amendment at 150

    In commemoration of the 13th amendment’s 150th anniversary, a panel of scholars talked about the amendment’s legacy. The states ratified the 13th Amendment abolishing…

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    Lincoln's Last Ride

    A horse procession commemorating “Lincoln’s Last Ride” began on 15th Street near the White House and concluded at Lincoln’s Cottage. A riderless horse…

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    Solomon Northup's Descendants

    Vera Williams, Justin Gilliam, and Clayton Adams spoke about their ancestor Solomon Northup and the Oscar nominated movie based on his story, 12 Years a Slave. This event took place the…

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    First Ladies Vignettes

    Vignettes were shown of experts at historic sites talking about the first ladies of the United States from Martha Washington through Ida McKinley. Portions of these vignettes were shown in…

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    First Lady Mary Lincoln

    Richard Norton Smith and Rosalyn Terborg-Penn talked about the life and influence of first lady Mary Lincoln and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics…

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    Lincoln's Hundred Days

    Author Louis Masur talked about his book, Lincoln’s Hundred Days and the formulation of the Emancipation Proclamation. One hundred days passed between Lincoln’s preliminary…

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