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Harold Holzer, co-author of the new book A Just and Generous Nation, will discuss Lincoln’s beliefs and policies on economic rights and opportunity. Mr. Holzer, winner of The 2015 Gilder-Lehrman Lincoln Prize, is one of the country’s leading authorities on Abraham Lincoln and the political culture of the Civil War era. He is the Director of Hunter College’s Roosevelt House …
WHEN: Friday, December 11 TIME: 10am to 12pm Join President Lincoln’s Cottage and the United States Commission on Civil Rights on Friday, December 11 to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the 13th Amendment. Scholars Christian Samito, George Rutherglen, and Edna Greene Medford will discuss the historical, legal, and contemporary impact of the 13th Amendment. Their panel discussion will be followed by an audience. …
In D.C.’s Petworth neighborhood, on the grounds of the Armed Forces Retirement Home, sits a cottage steeped in history. While he wasn’t the only president to stay there, it bears Lincoln’s name and it’s estimated he spent about a quarter of his presidency living there. We learn about the story behind the property, its use today and an exhibit on …