Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission

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04/22/2010
Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commision - Wrap-up Video

Thanks to all of you for supporting the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission! Here is the beautiful wrap-up video that was shown on April 19th at our final event. While it was our final celebration, his legacy will continue to live on forever.

On April 19th, we will celebrate Lincoln once more, reflecting not only on his life and legacy beyond this Bicentennial ...
04/07/2010
Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission's closing program

On April 19th, we will celebrate Lincoln once more, reflecting not only on his life and legacy beyond this Bicentennial year but also challenging the latest generation to apply Lincoln to our present and continue to struggle for "a more perfect union." Join us in Washington, D.C. for an engaging presentation by Matt Pinsker, Brian Pohanka Chair of Civil War History at Dickinson College and author of Lincoln's Sanctuary: Abraham Lincoln and the Soldiers' Home. Dr. Pinsker will share his thoughts on the impact of an emerging digital age of Lincoln scholarship. For more info and to register, please visit LincolnLivesOn.com. We hope to see you there!

Please join us for the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission's closing program featuring an engaging presentation by Matt Pinsker, Professor of History at Dickinson College. Dr. Pinsker will speak about ...

01/18/2010

LINCOLN AND KING'S UNFINISHED WORK

01/18/2010

Another successful event! Our Los Angeles discussion was the final in a series of 11 town hall meetings nationwide, all of which commemorated the Lincoln Bicentennial while exploring the impact race relations. Thank you all for your support and participation.

01/18/2010

Jackson: A family that has to move for a job and takes their kids out of a school system in one state shouldn't have to send their children to a school in a new state that is of lesser quality.

01/18/2010

Assemblymember Warren T. Furutani: Modern day civil rights movement is no longer about access to fountains or restrooms. It's about access to healthcare & education. Jesse Jackson, Jr.: There are thousands of counties across the country. Each school system is different. Each school system is separate but equal.

01/18/2010

SCLC-LA President and CEO Reverend Eric P. Lee: Both Lincoln & MLK addressed issue of race to bring our country together. In terms of moving forward, we have to move away from our silos. We have to move from civil rights to human rights.

01/17/2010

L.A. County Office of Education Superintendent Dr. Darline Robles says we need to fight to keep our country moving forward. Our children are not being educated to that level. They need a broad view of the world. Arts play an important role to offer that history and perspective.

01/17/2010

Stedman Graham says the question of 21st century is "who are you?" It's not how the world defines you, but how you define yourself. He defines freedom as being able to love yourself, being educated, being able to assimilate without worrying about class. It means being able to work on your talents or skills everyday.

01/17/2010

L.A. reception is underway! Lots of mingling, crowd is excited & anxious for start of today's discussion. Delicious food too! #Lincoln

01/17/2010

Join us this afternoon, 2pm L.A. for live tweets of "Lincoln & King's Unfinished Work." Speakers include @jacksonjronline , Richard Dreyfuss

01/17/2010

We still have a few tickets left to attend an intimate conversation with panelist Suzan Lori-Parks, immediately preceeding tomorrow's L.A. event at 2:00 p.m. at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. Suzan-Lori Parks is an American playwright and screenwriter, and she received the MacArthur Foundation "Genius" Grant in 2001 and the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Tweet to @lincoln200yrs if you're interested!

01/14/2010
John Hope Bryant: Fixing the Jericho Road

John Hope Bryant, founder of L.A. event co-convener Operation HOPE, reflects on Lincoln, MLK and civil rights in The Huffington Post.

America, make no mistake about it: eradicating poverty as we know it is the last piece of unfinished business in America today. And we can do it by fixing the Jericho Road, together.

01/14/2010

Celebrate #MLK in L.A. on 1/17 at "Lincoln & King's Unfinished Work." We'll discuss ways the arts explore race, freedom http://bit.ly/4wwK4m

01/11/2010

LOS ANGELES TOWN HALL: LINCOLN AND KING’S UNFINISHED WORK

01/08/2010
Suzan-Lori Parks

Upcoming L.A. Town Hall speaker and Pulitzer Prize winner, Suzan-Lori Parks, discusses how Lincoln's appearance makes for a distinct impression.

Pulitzer Prize Winner, Suzan-Lori Parks discusses how Lincoln's appearance makes for a distinct impression.

Join us in Los Angeles on January 17th for "Lincoln and King's Unfinished Work." Being held on Martin Luther King, Jr. w...
01/04/2010
Los Angeles - Town Hall Registration

Join us in Los Angeles on January 17th for "Lincoln and King's Unfinished Work." Being held on Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend, this Town Hall will look at President Lincoln's significant role in expanding the nation's definitions of freedom and equality of opportunity and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s work in that tradition. Also, since we will be in "The Entertainment Capital of the World," we will discuss the ways that words, entertainment, and the arts are - and can be - used to explore race and freedom in the United States.

This Town Hall, being held on Sunday, January 17, 2010 - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Weekend – will look at President Lincoln's significant role in expanding the nation's definitions of freedom and equality of opportunity and Dr. ...

If you can't join us tonight in Atlanta, join us online! We will be live-tweeting from the Town Hall, giving you updates...
12/09/2009
Lincoln Bicentennial (lincoln200yrs) on Twitter

If you can't join us tonight in Atlanta, join us online! We will be live-tweeting from the Town Hall, giving you updates on the powerful discussion as it unfolds. Follow us on Twitter at @lincoln200yrs.

Our Town Halls Series will provide greater historical knowledge & educate mutual understanding about Americans' differing perspectives on race & equality

12/08/2009

Don't forget to join us in Atlanta tomorrow for "Unfinished Work: Race, Civility, and Equality of Opportunity." The Town Hall is free and open to all, so don't miss out on this opportunity to be part of a powerful discussion on race and current issues of human rights.

12/04/2009
Center for Civil & Human Rights - More than a Civil Rights Museum - Atlanta, GA

Visit the Center for Civil & Human Rights' website and see the posting for our upcoming Atlanta Town Hall event.

The Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta, GA will go beyond just a civil rights museum by tellingthe stories and lessons of the civil rights movement and exploring current issues of human rights in the U.S. and internationally

Here's a post about our upcoming Town Hall by Atlanta's WSB Radio. If you didn't already know, the Town Hall event is pa...
12/02/2009
Unfinished Work: Race, Civility and Equality of Opportunity - Event details

Here's a post about our upcoming Town Hall by Atlanta's WSB Radio. If you didn't already know, the Town Hall event is part of a week-long celebration of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, sponsored by the National Center for Civil and Human Rights. It is also the beginning of a series of conversations to take place across Atlanta about race.

UNFINISHED WORK: RACE, CIVILITY AND EQUALITY OF OPPORTUNITY Atlanta Town Hall to Commemorate Lincoln Bicentennial, Explore the Impact of Race on Atlanta Region What: Join the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial ...

12/01/2009
Lincoln Bicentennial town hall centers on “unfinished work” of race

Read more about our upcoming Atlanta Town Hall in the Civic League for Regional Atlanta Newsletter, featuring the following quote from Eileen Mackevich, executive director of the ALBC: "We are looking forward to bringing the celebration of Abraham Lincoln's life and legacy to Atlanta, a city that has been at the center of our ongoing, national dialogue about race, equality of opportunity and civil rights."

The Civic League for Regional Atlanta

11/25/2009
lincolnliveson.com

Wishing everyone a happy and healthy Thanksgiving holiday! And while your resting tomorrow after the big meal, take a minute to register for our 12/9 Town Hall in Atlanta, "Unfinished Work: Race, Civility, and Equality of Opportunity."

On December 9th, join us in Atlanta for "Unfinished Work: Race, Civility, and Equality of Opportunity." Abraham Lincoln ...
11/18/2009
Atlanta - Town Hall Registration

On December 9th, join us in Atlanta for "Unfinished Work: Race, Civility, and Equality of Opportunity." Abraham Lincoln was one of our nation's first advocates for civil rights, and in celebration of his Bicentennial, it is fitting to bring this discussion to Atlanta, the cradle of the modern civil rights movement in America. The keynote address will be given by Dr. Stephen Carter, the Yale University William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law, who was also recognized by Time magazine as one of the 50 leaders for the next century. RSVP today by visiting LincolnLivesOn.com.

Join us for the Unfinished Work: Race, Civility, and Equality of Opportunity Town Hall. Abraham Lincoln was one of this nation's first advocates for civil rights, and in celebration of Lincoln's Bicentennial, ...

Tonight is our Newark Town Hall, "The Humane City: Race, Ethnicity and Freedom in Urban America", which will begin at 6p...
11/12/2009
Lincoln Bicentennial (lincoln200yrs) on Twitter

Tonight is our Newark Town Hall, "The Humane City: Race, Ethnicity and Freedom in Urban America", which will begin at 6pm (EST). We can't forget to say thank you to our newest co-conveners: New Jersey Chapter-Society of Professional Journalists, Newark Alumni Chapter Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., Catholic Charities of the Arch Dioceses of Newark and Covenant House New Jersey. If you can't make it to Newark, you can follow the discussion live on Twitter as we provide updates during the event. See you tonight!

Our Town Halls Series will provide greater historical knowledge & educate mutual understanding about Americans' differing perspectives on race & equality

11/11/2009

Tune in to Newark's WBGO (88.3 FM) this evening between 4:00pm and 6:30pm to hear Doug Doyle’s interview with Clement A. Price and Mark Krasovic of Rutgers University as they discuss Lincoln and tomorrow’s town hall, “The Humane City: Race, Ethnicity and Freedom in Urban America".

We are only one day away!  Join us tomorrow in Newark at 6pm for a panelist discussion to explore life in urban America....
11/11/2009
Newark town hall explores life in urban America | Newark Live - - NJ.com

We are only one day away! Join us tomorrow in Newark at 6pm for a panelist discussion to explore life in urban America. The event is free and will be held at the Billy Johnson Auditorium. For more information, check out this article from the Star-Ledger.

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11/10/2009

NEWARK TOWN HALL TO EXAMINE RACE, ETHNICITY AND FREEDOM IN URBAN AMERICA

Read about Thursday's Town Hall here in the blog titled Newark USA, a fotojournal that focuses on events and happenings ...
11/10/2009
Newark USA: Robeson Show Closes Wednesday, Lincoln Event at NuMu Thursday

Read about Thursday's Town Hall here in the blog titled Newark USA, a fotojournal that focuses on events and happenings taking place in New Jersey's largest and most cultured city.

A fotojournal about LIVING in Newark USA, New Jersey's largest and most cultured city, by the author of the foto-essay website RESURGENCE CITY: Newark USA.

Check out what JerseySmarts has to say about our upcoming Town Hall in Newark on November 12th.
11/09/2009
Abraham Lincoln Event in Newark, More « JerseySmarts.com

Check out what JerseySmarts has to say about our upcoming Town Hall in Newark on November 12th.

The other day I received some information on two events taking place in Newark at the end of October that I wanted to share with you all. You can read the information that I received below – if anyone decides to go to these events, please feel free to send me a report to post on the blog!

Miami's CBS4 was in attendance for "Lincoln, Miami and the American Dream".  Watch the news segment and read the article...
11/04/2009
Lincoln's Legacy Honored In Miami Town Hall - cbs4.com

Miami's CBS4 was in attendance for "Lincoln, Miami and the American Dream". Watch the news segment and read the article accompanying it here.

He is a giant of American history and his voice came alive once again Sunday at Miami's Adrienne Arsht Center. Community leaders gathered in front of an audience for a program called, "Lincoln, Miami ...

Want to learn more about Abraham Lincoln's life and stay up to date on events celebrating it?  Here is a great online re...
11/04/2009
Abraham Lincoln News - The New York Times

Want to learn more about Abraham Lincoln's life and stay up to date on events celebrating it? Here is a great online resource from the New York Times.

News about Abraham Lincoln. Commentary and archival information about Abraham Lincoln from The New York Times.

This past Sunday's Town Hall in Miami was truly phenomenal!  If you couldn't attend, be sure to read this article from t...
11/03/2009
Modern thinkers ponder: What would Lincoln do? - Miami-Dade - MiamiHerald.com

This past Sunday's Town Hall in Miami was truly phenomenal! If you couldn't attend, be sure to read this article from the Miami Herald for a brief summary of the event.

What would Abraham Lincoln think of the FCAT? And how would he handle Cuba? Questions like these were the fodder for a panel of academics, politicians and community leaders Sunday at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami. ...

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Dedicated to arguably America's greatest president, the ALBC is a 15-member, federally appointed, commission focused on planning and commemorating the 200th birthday of Abraham Lincoln.

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