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Six Degrees of Lincoln: Green-Wood and The Great Emancipator—Part 2

June 9, 2021 , 6:00pm 7:00pm

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You can hardly walk through Green-Wood without coming upon the grave of someone connected to Abraham Lincoln. There’s the general who led all Union armies from 1862 to 1864, the telegrapher and companion with whom he awaited news from the battlefield, and the newspaper publishers who reported on his administration. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. The actress who was on stage at Ford’s Theatre when Lincoln was assassinated and the doctor who embalmed his body are also interred at Green-Wood, among many others.

For this evening’s discussion we welcome back Harold Holzer for a discussion of even more Lincoln! He’ll be joined by Green-Wood Historian Jeff Richman to discuss Green-Wood’s many connections to the Great Emancipator.

Harold Holzer, a prolific scholar and lecturer, has authored, coauthored, and edited fifty-four books including Lincoln and the Power of the Press. He served for six years (2010–2016) as Chairman of The Lincoln Bicentennial Foundation.

You need not have attended Part 1 of this program to enjoy Part 2. 

This conversation is part of our series of virtual programs about the history of Green-Wood and its permanent residents, Zooming in on History.

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