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Hear Lincoln’s first inaugural speech at U.S. Capitol

On Saturday at 10 a.m. at the U.S. Capitol visitor center, actor Sam Waterston will deliver Abraham Lincoln’s justifiably famous first inaugural speech during a re-enactment of the 16th President’s swearing-in. As with the original, which actually occurred a day...

By Linda Wheeler  | February 28, 2011; 2:59 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  150th anniversary, Events, News  
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The Civil War and Black History

Black History Month this year combines an annual celebration of African American history with the commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the Civil War. This has undoubtedly created a new audience for black history events by drawing...

By Linda Wheeler  | February 18, 2011; 12:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Focus on Lincoln to continue during sesquicentennial

In 2009 there was a year-long party to celebrate the bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln's birth, an effort led by the congressionally-created Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission. The public celebration of the 16th president will continue for another four years during...

By Linda Wheeler  | February 10, 2011; 3:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  150th anniversary, Events, Re-enactments  | Tags:  willard hotel  
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