Abraham Lincoln Institute, Inc.
Fourth Annual Symposium - March 23, 2001
"The Latest in Lincoln Scholarship" in Honor of Smithsonians "The American Presidency"
Co-sponsored by the Abraham Lincoln Institute of the Mid-Atlantic, Inc. and the
The 2001 Symposium was held at the National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C.
- What did Abraham Lincoln think about people of color?
- What was his relationship with the radical black abolitionists of his day in general, and with the towering figure of Frederick Douglass in particular?
Lincoln with his generals.
Professor Robert Bray – Illinois Wesleyan University
Will be Good/ But God Knows When: Lincoln, Infidelity, and Nineteenth
Introduced by the late Steven Lee Carson
Professor Howard Jones – University of Alabama
"Abraham Lincoln: Racist?
Introduced by Edward C. Smith
Professor Manisha Sinha – University of Massachusetts at Amherst
Emancipation?: Lincoln and Black Abolitionists
Introduced by Jennifer Fleischner
David W. Blight – Amherst College
The Political and Rhetorical Relationship Between Frederick Douglass and Abraham
Introduced by Terry Alford
Professor Michael Vorenberg – Brown University
Kings Cure: Abraham Lincoln, the Thirteenth Amendment, and the Fate of
Introduced by William C. Harris
Speakers Panel – Featurings the Symposiums Six Presenters
Responding to Informal Comments From Each Other, and Questions From the Audience – Moderator: Paul H. Verduin