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This post is part 1 of the self-emancipation blog series. Imagine that the year is 1863. You are a slave in one of the states of the Confederacy. Which of the following choices will you take? You could remain a slave. You could gain your freedom by joining the military. You could try to find and follow the Underground Railroad. …
The Honorable Frank J. Williams, Lincoln scholar and former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Rhode Island, presented revealing insights on Mary Lincoln from a new collection of essays, The Mary Lincoln Enigma: Historians on America’s Most Controversial First Lady. On Thursday, April 25th, Judge Williams shed light on Mary Lincoln at Cottage Conversations, a lecture series held at …
C-SPAN’s First Ladies series featured the Cottage! Erin Carlson Mast, Executive Director at President Lincoln’s Cottage, discusses Mary’s love for the Cottage and the importance of the time she spent in residence at the Soldiers’ Home. Highlights include Mary’s recovery from a carriage accident, her attempts to connect with Willie by holding a seance, and the Cottage serving as a …
Voice of America, the news broadcast institution for the State Department, recently filmed a segment on the Cottage for their international Chinese language channel. This episode marked the anniversary of Lincoln’s assassination with a close look at Ford’s Theatre and President Lincoln’s Cottage. Watch the film clip (below). Click here to view the full segment: http://www.voachinese.com/media/all/latest.html?z=1907.
James Oakes, Professor of History at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and 2013 Lincoln Prize winner, explored emancipation and the end of slavery in his new book, Freedom National: The Destruction of Slavery in the United States, 1861-1865. On Thursday, March 21st Professor Oakes discussed his research at Cottage Conversations, a lecture series held at …
When a schoolgirl gets separated from her tour of the White House and finds herself in the Lincoln bedroom, she also discovers the ghost of the great man himself. Together they embark on a journey across the country to answer Lincoln’s questions and quiet his concerns about the nation for which he gave his life. This wholly original tale is …
On February 28th 2013, the Armed Forces Retirement Home presented At the Crossroads of Freedom & Equality: The Emancipation Proclamation & the March on Washington, a Black History Month program, in partnership with President Lincoln’s Cottage. Congressman James E. Clyburn gave the keynote address. Watch a video of his speech (below). For more information on this program, please click here.
In honor of its 150th anniversary, government officials and Lincoln scholars came together at President Lincoln’s Cottage to present new insights into the Emancipation Proclamation. This free panel presentation, open to the public and co-sponsored by President Lincoln’s Cottage and the United States Commission on Civil Rights, took place on January 3, 2013 and featured Ambassador Luis CdeBaca, Professor Spencer …
Staff from President Lincoln’s Cottage reflect on five years of being open to the public in this video, “The Unfinished Work.”
New Hampshire Now, a New Hampshire-based radio program, recently interviewed Erin Carlson Mast about President Lincoln, the Cottage, the Emancipation Proclamation, and even the Obama-Lincoln connection. Listen to the full interview here!