OAH Distinguished Lecture “The Legacy of the Civil War”

Dr. Litwack has written one of the key books about the Civil War Era, the transition of African Americans from slavery to freedom, “Been in the Storm So Long.”

Student of the American Civil War

Here’s the eminent historian Leon Litwack giving an Organization of American Historians Distinguished Lecture on “The Legacy of the Civil War.”  Professor Litwack gives a wonderful lecture, but I have to disagree with him on one point.  He grossly underplays the importance of preserving the Union.  I think he’s wrong for doing that.

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The Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum’s newest exhibit features a glimpse at Hollywood’s Lincoln

The Abraham Lincoln Institute

The newest exhibit at Lincoln Memorial University’s Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum opened this week.  “Clouds and Darkness Surround Us”: The Life of Mary Todd Lincoln examines the tragic fate of Lincoln’s widow, and features original costumes from Steven Spielberg’s Oscar-winning film alongside additional material from the ALLM collection.  This exhibit runs through November 20, 2015.

In conjunction with the exhibit, the museum is hosting a number of special events, including a screening of Spielberg’s film and presentations on the history of Lincoln in the movies.  For more information about the exhibit and upcoming events, visit the ALLM website.

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