Big Read: Lincoln on Slavery, Emancipation, and Equality (Virtual Program)

With Mr. Abe Lincoln (portrayed by Kevin Wood)

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. Sharing his 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. Of course, he would be remiss if he didn't share the events of his presidency as related to these issues, including the significant decisions to issue the Emancipation Proclamation, to allow blacks to join the armed forces, to give up on the idea of colonizing blacks elsewhere, and to advocate for black suffrage.

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Thursday, October 1, 2020 - 6:30pm