Abraham Lincoln Institute Symposiums

“The Latest in Lincoln Scholarship”

Nineteenth Annual Symposium

Abraham Lincoln Institute, Inc. (ALI), provides free, ongoing education on the life, career, and legacy of President Abraham Lincoln. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., ALI offers resources for educators, governmental and community leaders, and the general public through symposia, seminars, lectures, and special events.

Ford’s Theatre
Washington, D.C.

March 19, 2016

Sponsored by the Abraham Lincoln Institute, Inc., Ford’s Theatre Society and Illinois State Society of Washington, D.C.

Welcome Remarks
Sidney Blumenthal (Introduced by Terry Alford) › A Self-Made Man: The Political Life of Abraham Lincoln 1809-1849
Edna Greene Medford (Introduced by Fred J. Martin, Jr.) › Undeclared Partners for Freedom: Lincoln, African Americans and the Emancipation Struggle
Louis P. Masur (Introduced by Ron Soodalter) › Lincoln and the Problem of Reconstruction
Stacy Pratt McDermott (Introduced by Bob Willard) › Mary Lincoln on Mary Lincoln: Hearing the Voice of Mary Lincoln and Contextualizing Her Life and Legacy
Thomas L. Carson (Introduced by Michael Burlingame) › Lincoln’s Ethics
Panel Discussion
Book Award Presentation to Terry Alford