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Emancipation Proclamation Talk at Brooklyn Historical Society

The Emancipation Proclamation was issued 150 years ago, at the beginning of 1863, and was very controversial--and actually, continues to be so.

Here's what the site says: "Join Pulitzer Prize winning historian Eric Foner and BHS Public Historian Julie Golia for a discussion of a document that continues to resonate 150 years after its signing."   Not a whole lot to go on, but I'm sure it will be interesting.

This is a FREE PROGRAM, but you must rsvp on their site. Just rsvping here isn't enough. You can do this at

There is also our own $1 meetup fee, payable to the Meetup organizer, me.

How to meet us: We're meeting at 6pm in the space where the talk is held, the Great Hall,  for a 6:30pm talk; they may not seat until 6:15. Join us there or else on line waiting to get into that space. I will be holding a handwritten sign that says MEETUP.

The Brooklyn Historical Society was founded in 1863 as the Long Island Historical Society and is located in a gorgeous landmarked building in beautiful Brooklyn Heights.

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  • Linda

    Professor Foner was an exceptionally good speaker. He covered a lot of territory without sounding rushed and was able to present a very balanced view of both Lincoln's beliefs so far as they are known and what the Proclamation did and did not accomplish. A pleasure to see Donna and Bradley again, as well as welcome Carlotta over from my walking tour group. Good dinner afterwards with Donna at a favorite Italian place on Montague Street.

    December 9, 2013

  • Carlotta

    This was a wonderful lecture by one of the world's top scholars on these issues! Very eye-opening and informative.

    December 5, 2013

  • Donna T.

    Great discussion about Lincoln. Now I must read this version. Dr Foner an animated speaker who loves his topic. Inspired by another view of one of Lincoln's most notable documents Curious to read about Mary Lincoln from a writer who seems to recognize her political genius. .As always a wonderful chat and dinner post event with Linda..Buon Gusto

    December 5, 2013

  • Bradley

    Another great lecture at the Brooklyn Historical Society. What a great professor with such depth of knowledge and a very engaging style. I look forward to heading back this weekend to see the exhibit.

    December 4, 2013

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