Abraham Lincoln Institute Symposiums
“The Latest in Lincoln Scholarship”
Twenty-Fourth 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.
A Virtual Live Series
Mar 22 – May 3
Sponsored by the Abraham Lincoln Institute, Inc. and the Ford’s Theatre Society
The Abraham Lincoln Institute and Ford’s Theatre Society present a free online symposium series focused on the life, career and legacy of President Abraham Lincoln, Mondays, March 22, April 5, April 19 and May 3 at 4:00 p.m. EDT. Events are simulcast to audiences through Ford’s Theatre digital platforms including Facebook Live, YouTube, Twitter and the Ford’s Theatre website.
Dr. Michelle A Krowl, Civil War and Reconstruction Specialist for the Library of Congress’s Manuscript Division and former Abraham Lincoln Institute president will introduce each speaker’s presentation. Noted authors and historians will discuss aspects of our 16th president’s popular memory and legacy, his interactions with abolitionists and his evolving vision for Emancipation. Historian Jonathan W. White will facilitate the viewer Q&A, which concludes each 50-minute program.
Monday March 22, 2021
David S. Reynolds
Lincoln and Popular Culture
H. W. Brands
The Zealot and the Emancipator: John Brown and Abraham Lincoln
Monday April 5, 2021
Lincoln on the Verge
The Issue of Fugitive Slaves and the Coming of the Civil War
Monday April 19, 2021
4:00 p.m. EDT
Lucas E. Morel
Lincoln, the Founding, and the Challenge of Self-Government
Mark E. Steiner
Abraham Lincoln, Colonization, and Black Citizenship
Monday May 3, 2021
4:00 p.m. EDT
Topic to be determined
Carol Robert (CR) Gibbs
The Underground Railroad in Washington, D.C.