Abraham Lincoln, Sarah Josepha Hale, and Thanksgiving

Author Melanie Kirkpatrick talked about the history of Thanksgiving in America, including President Lincoln’s proclamation in 1863 during the Civil Warread more

Author Melanie Kirkpatrick talked about the history of Thanksgiving in America, including President Lincoln’s proclamation in 1863 during the Civil War making it a national holiday. She also reflected on the life of Sarah Josepha Hale, a magazine editor known as the “Godmother of Thanksgiving,” who lobbied President Lincoln to create the holiday. This event was part of the annual Lincoln Forum symposium in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. close

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Abraham Lincoln, Sarah Josepha Hale, and Thanksgiving

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Program ID:
437338-3
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Forum
Location:
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, United States
First Aired:
Jan 20, 2018 | 7:14pm EST | C-SPAN 3

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  • Jan 20, 2018 | 7:14pm EST | C-SPAN 3
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