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“Four Score Speaker Series” with Jason Emerson
Monday, December 7th at 7pm CST (Zoom webinar)
Join us as the ALPLM Lincoln Historian, Dr. Christian McWhirter interviews Jason Emerson about his latest book, Mary Lincoln for the Ages. Jason Emerson is the author or editor of seven books about Abraham Lincoln and his family, including The Madness of Mary Lincoln and Giant in the Shadows: The Life of Robert T. Lincoln. He has published numerous articles and reviews in both scholarly and popular publications, and has appeared on The History Channel, H2, CNBC, Book TV, and American History TV. For more information, visit Jason’s website at www.jasonemerson.com.
“Conversation with Frederick Douglass”
Tuesday, December 15th at 7pm CST (Zoom webinar)
Join us as Bob Davis portrays Frederick Douglass. Frederick Douglass, born in 1817, is a central figure in United States and African American history. Douglass escaped from slavery in 1838 and rose to become a principal leader and spokesperson for the U.S. Abolition movement. He would eventually develop into a towering figure for the U.S. Civil Rights Movement. Douglass was a prominent activist, author and public speaker. and continued to push for equality and human rights until his death in 1895.
“Four Score Speaker Series” with Dr. Peter Carmichael
Wednesday, January 13th, 7pm CST (Zoom webinar)
Join us as we welcome Dr. Peter Carmichael to discuss his latest book, The War of the Common Solider. The culmination of nearly ten years' work, this cultural history of soldiering in Civil War armies explores how soldiers endured the brutal and unpredictable existence of army life during the war years, drawing heavily on close examination of the letters and records left behind by individual soldiers from both the North and the South.
Peter S. Carmichael received his Ph.D. in History from Penn State University in 1996. His academic interests include 19th-century US history, Civil War and Reconstruction, southern history, public history and cultural history.
A Life Worth Remembering - The Monumental Life and Legacy of Abraham Lincoln
Tuesday, January 26th, 7pm CST (Zoom webinar)
David Wiegers will join us to discuss his 15 year odyssey to find Lincoln statues; document the stories behind them and produce high quality images of Abraham Lincoln in the United States and overseas. David will be discussing the history of Lincoln sculpture and will highlight a few individual statues that illustrate different aspects of Lincoln's like and how the image of Lincoln has evolved over the past 155 years. This will be a visual presentation not to be missed.