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Paul Kobrak of BBC4 visited President Lincoln’s Cottage to discover Lincoln’s path to the Gettysburg Address. Listen to the segment here.
President Lincoln’s Cottage and the Armed Forces Retirement Home are proud to commemorate Black History Month with a FREE screening of “12 Years a Slave,” the critically-acclaimed film adaptation of Solomon Northup’s harrowing odyssey. Join us for the screening at 6:00 pm on Thursday February 27, and then return to the Cottage for a program at 1:30 pm on Friday …
Click here to download our Debating Liberty lesson plan. This exercise was developed by Kathryn Notarpole, a 7th grade teacher in Arizona as part of her final project for the 2013 Civil War Washington Teacher Fellows program. Debating Liberty is designed for students in grades 7–12. Time: Three, 55 minute class periods. Essential questions covered in the lesson plan: -What …
Missy and Anthony participated in the 2013 Civil War Washington Teacher Fellows program, during which they learned about Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass and the city of Washington during the Civil War. They reflected on the experience of visiting President Lincoln’s Cottage and shared how a class visit can impact their students. Copyright National Trust for Historic Preservation, 2013.
Emancipation at 150: The Impact of the Emancipation Proclamation is an anthology of the latest research on the Emancipation Proclamation from leading Lincoln scholars and government officials, jointly produced by President Lincoln’s Cottage and the United States Commission on Civil Rights. UPDATE: Purchase an e-book version of Emancipation at 150: Amazon Kindle store Barnes and Noble Nook store iBookstore Sony …
News 4’s Aaron Gilchrist visited President Lincoln’s Cottage and the US Soldiers’ and Airmen’s Home National Cemetery to reflect on President Lincoln and the Battle of Gettysburg. Watch it here.
This post is part 4 of the self-emancipation blog series. Sometimes enslaved Africans Americans faced the option to take a risk for freedom, they chose to stay where they lived and labored. It is important to understand this did not mean they were weak, or passive. There are ways that these people fought against dehumanization from home. The 20th century …
This post is part 3 of the self-emancipation blog series. Serious dangers lay along the Underground Railroad. Listen to the song “Wade in the Water.” What do the lyrics help you picture? Most freedom seekers ventured by foot at night. During the day, they found safer haven in swamps and woods by rivers and streams. They also stayed in the …
American History TV covered our April 2013 Cottage Conversation for C-SPAN. The Honorable Frank J. Williams, editor of The Mary Lincoln Enigma, guided a lively conversation on Mary Lincoln, America’s most controversial First Lady. View the full program here: http://www.c-span.org/video/?312253-1/mary-todd-lincoln-reconsidered
This post is part 2 of the self-emancipation blog series. What do you think joining the military meant for enslaved African Americans? Look at their expressions. What kind of concerns or emotions do you think they felt as the photographer took this picture? What would you feel in their place? Brittany C., an interpreter at President Lincoln’s Cottage and a …