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Interpreting Lincoln: Yesterday and Today

Interpreting Lincoln: Yesterday and Today

Join us for a free and fascinating discussion featuring nationally acclaimed speakers about President Lincoln’s legacy and how it has grown and changed.

Join us for a free and fascinating discussion featuring nationally acclaimed speakers about President Lincoln’s legacy and how it has grown and changed.

Spencer Davis is a History Professor Emeritus and Lincoln scholar. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Toronto and is a Humanities Nebraska Speakers Bureau member.

Participating virtually, Michael Atwood Mason, the CEO and Executive Director of President Lincoln’s Cottage, will share their mission and how they educate new generations about the impact and the importance of sharing President Lincoln’s legacy.

Also joining us will be Shelby Martinez, a member of the Nebraska Writers Collection, who will be creating a piece of poetry through the event.

This event will be moderated by Dr. Jeannette Jones, a historian of the United States, with particular emphasis on American cultural and intellectual history and African American Studies.

Seating is limited, and registration is encouraged to reserve your seat. Sign up for this free event today at https://history-nebraska.ticketleap.com/interpreting-lincoln-yesterday-and-today-april/

For more information, please get in touch with Ashlee Anderson, Curator of Education at History Nebraska, at [email protected] or at (402) 525-1617

About President Lincoln’s Cottage – A historic site and museum located on a 250 acre in Northwest Washington, D.C., President Lincoln made some of his most significant decisions and developed the Emancipation Proclamation here.  Each day, the visitors how the significance of what happened here more than 150 years ago ignites courageous new ideas, respectful dialogue, and promotes thoughtful compromise.

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