Abraham Lincoln Institute Symposiums

“The Latest in Lincoln Scholarship”

Twenty-Third 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.

Saturday March 21, 2020

Sponsored by the Abraham Lincoln Institute, Inc. and the Ford’s Theatre Society


Dr. Carl J. GuarneriLincoln’s Informer: Charles A. Dana and the Inside Story of the Union War

Topic: “Dana’s Lincoln: A War Department Insider’s View of the President and Commander-in-Chief”

Introduced By: David Kent

Dr. Joseph A. FryLincoln, Seward, and US Foreign Relations in the Civil War Era

Topic: “An Unlikely Partnership: Lincoln, Seward, and Civil War Foreign Relations”

Introduced By: Jonathan White

Dr. James M. Lundberg — Horace Greeley: Print, Politics, and the Failure of American Nationhood

Topic: “Horace Greeley’s Newsprint Nation”

Introduced By: Michael Burlingame

Mr. William E. BarteltAbe’s Youth: Shaping the Future President (with Joshua Clayborn)

Topic: “Lincoln’s Youth and the 1920s Indiana Lincoln Inquiry”

Introduced By: Joshua Claybourn

Jason EmersonMary Lincoln for the Ages

Topic: “Mary Lincoln For the Ages: Why Lincoln’s wife is not the Woman we Think we Know”

Introduced By: Michelle Krowl

Edna Greene Medford — 2020 Symposium Panel Chair