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On December 11, 2015, President Lincoln’s Cottage and the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights commemorated the 13th Amendment’s 150th anniversary. Scholars Edna Greene Madford, Christian Samito, and Glen Rutherford talked about the amendment’s legacy in the Emancipation Room of President Lincoln’s Cottage. You can watch C-SPAN’s coverage of the event.
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. …
This is the third in a weekly series of posts connecting Spielberg’s Lincoln to President Lincoln’s Cottage. (Photo courtesy of Dreamworks) “So did any of the movie, Lincoln, take place at Lincoln’s Cottage?,” people ask. “No,” we reply, “the film covers the months of December, 1864/January, 1865, and the Lincolns weren’t here during those months.” However, that doesn’t mean little …
By Scott Ackerman February 1865 was a month of great promise for President Lincoln. On the battlefield, General William Sherman had begun to cut a path of destruction through the Carolinas, making a final push to link up with General Grant’s army outside Petersburg, and force the surrender of several Confederate armies. Perhaps even more momentous was that in state …