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Lincoln on Slavery, Emancipation, Equality: Hybrid/In-person

February 7, 2022 ∙ 7:00 - 8:00pm
1st floor – Meeting Room A&B
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Add to Calendar 2022-02-07 19:00:00 2022-02-07 20:00:00 America/Chicago Lincoln on Slavery, Emancipation, Equality: Hybrid/In-person Mr. Lincoln, portrayed by historian/actor Kevin Wood, shares his perspectives on slavery and emancipation. In-person with virtual presenter. Signup required. internal
Lincoln on Slavery, Emancipation, Equality: Hybrid/In-person

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Mr. Lincoln shares his ever-evolving perspectives on the subjects of slavery, emancipation, and equality, including the relationship between the white and black races during his times. He gives a brief summary of the long history of slavery in North America, focusing especially on the great debates and compromises over slavery at the time of the formation of the United States and during the subsequent 80 years.

He discusses his own political views on slavery and emancipation and how these gradually shifted over the years. He talks about his interactions with both free and enslaved blacks, and about the relationship in general between the white and black races in his times. And, of course, he discusses the great events of his presidency as related to these issues, including the significant decisions to issue the Emancipation Proclamation, to allow black people to join the armed forces, to give up on the idea of colonizing blacks elsewhere, and to advocate for black suffrage.

This program is most appropriate for adults and for older youth/teenagers (recommended for 12 years old on up); it runs 60 minutes and is followed by an additional time of Q&A.

Mr. Lincoln is portrayed by Kevin Wood, a professional Lincoln presenter who bears a remarkable resemblance to “the Great Emancipator” and who is extremely knowledgeable about his life and times.

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