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C-SPAN covered the December 13th Cottage Conversation with Professor Louis Masur. Watch the full lecture HERE. This program originally aired on C-SPAN 3 on January 1, 2013, the 150th anniversary of the day that the Emancipation Proclamation was issued.
David M. Rubenstein, managing director of The Carlyle Group, recently purchased a copy of the Emancipation Proclamation signed by President Lincoln for $2.1 million dollars and loaned it to President Lincoln’s Cottage. The Huffington Post reported on the display. WASHINGTON — There’s a few short days to see the original Emancipation Proclamation, going on view at the National Archives for …
“News Plus” Correspondent Robin Hamilton covered the unveiling of the Emancipation Proclamation at President Lincoln’s Cottage on September 22, 2012. Here’s what she had to say: The movie Lincoln captures the struggles the 16th President faced as the Civil War raged on, tearing apart the United States. The moral dilemma over slavery weighed heavily on Abraham Lincoln, and led him to …
American Bar Association President Laurel Bellows recently visited the Cottage to deliver the annual Law Day message. The theme of Law Day this year is “Realizing the Dream – Equality for All.” In the message, President Bellows passionately invokes President Lincoln and the Emancipation Proclamation as the beginning of the end of slavery in this country. View the video here …
The bloggers over at PreservationNation recently checked in with Erin Carlson Mast, the Director of President Lincoln’s Cottage, to hear what she had to say about Lincoln, the Emancipation Proclamation, and continuing the fight to end slavery. To read the full article, click here.
President Lincoln’s Cottage is displaying a rare, signed copy of the Emancipation Proclamation to mark the 150th anniversary of the order to freeing slaves during the Civil War. NBC 4 has the scoop – click here to read the full article.
Brightest Young Things suggests the Cottage as a perfect spot for a day date in their 2012 Urban Picnic Guide. “Grab your picnic gear and put on your history helmet because you’re going to learn in one of the District’s most scenic spots. Make a day of your trip to President Lincoln’s country home, where he’d escape the pressures of …
The Washington Post highlights the Cottage as a local attraction that visitors and residents alike should go to. Click here to read the full article.
“Twenty-one area children from 16 countries received their citizenship through their parents Tuesday afternoon at President Lincoln’s Cottage — stowing their own homemade stovetop hats under seats as they took the Oath of Allegiance.” The Washington Post covered our youth naturalization ceremony. To view the rest of slideshow, click here.
The house where President Abraham Lincoln drafted the Emancipation Proclamation some 150 years ago is confronting the reality that more people are held in modern-day slavery than at the height of the trans-Atlantic slave trade. A 2005 United Nations report based on reported cases of forced labor found at least 12 million people worldwide, including people in the U.S., are …