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Lincoln and the Emancipation Proclamation at Mid-Manhattan Library

  • Mar 4, 2013 · 6:00 PM
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Let's attend this lecture entitled, "Lincoln's Hundred Days: the Emancipation Proclamation and the War for The Union," given by Louis P. Masur, Professor of American Studies and History at Rutgers University.

Here's an excerpt from the website: " At the sesquicentennial of the Emancipation Proclamation, this visual presentation seeks to restore the document’s reputation by exploring its evolution. The author tells the full story of the critical period between September 22, 1862, when Lincoln issued his preliminary Proclamation, and January 1, 1863, when he signed the final, significantly altered, decree. He presents a fresh portrait of Lincoln as a complex figure who worried about, listened to, debated, prayed for, and even joked with his country, and then followed his conviction in directing America toward a terrifying and thrilling unknown."

The FREE talk will be held in the Midtown Manhattan Branch of the New York Public Library, on Fifth Avenue diagonally across the street from "The Lions", in one of the upstairs rooms. At this point, I don't have information on exactly which floor, but that will be posted by the elevators by the NYPL staff if I can't come by it earlier.

How to find us: We will meet at 6pm for this 6:30pm talk in the presentation room, in the actual seating area, or at least on the line to get in. Events at this venue often get filled up quickly because of the location and the free admission. I will be holding a hand-printed sign reading MEETUP.

Admission: The talk itself is free, but we do have our own modest $1 fee to help defray the costs of maintaining this meetup group, payable to the organizer.

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  • Aurelia S.

    Enjoyed the lecture and learned a grrat eal

    March 6, 2013

  • Linda

    Like other Gothamites have already written, Prof Masur was an extremely engaging speaker, really working the crowd. He had some really interesting images on his Power Point to illustrate his lecture points, and his arguments were convincing. Nice as always to see Diana, Aurelia, Susan, Donna, and Sandy, and to meet again Sandy's guest Glenn.

    1 · March 5, 2013

  • Donna T.

    One more comment ....The size of this room and the sound system was just perfect.I heard every word.And things I never knew about Lincoln.

    March 5, 2013

  • Sandy

    Interesting and informative talk on Lincoln. I'm so glad I attended. Thanks Linda for hosting.

    March 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great event, Prof. Masur was a delight. Thanks.

    March 4, 2013

    • Donna T.

      I agree Maur was a great messenger on Lincoln.... He calls himself a Lincoln-nite I think I am one of those.

      March 4, 2013

  • Donna T.

    This was a 5 star event. Great!

    March 4, 2013

  • Mary

    Sorry, i've come down with a nasty cold and must cancel. See you next time.

    March 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Schomberg Center is still exhibiting "Visualizing Emancipation".
    "171 pre– and post– Civil War era photographs of enslaved free black women, men, and children to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation". I think it showS until Mid March. I saw exibit at Schomberg back in Jan. - EXCELLENT!

    March 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    coming! not easy to do this by phone btw had to wait until I was on my computer again

    March 3, 2013

  • Aurelia S.

    I'll be there.

    March 3, 2013

  • Donna T.

    I will be there on Monday...

    March 2, 2013

  • Susan

    I will be there

    March 2, 2013

  • Anna

    I'll see you there

    March 2, 2013

  • Mary

    See you there.

    March 2, 2013

  • Linda

    I'll be there--just look for my sign.

    1 · March 2, 2013

  • Sandy

    Plus 1 guest

    February 27, 2013

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