Abraham Lincoln Institute Fifth Annual Symposium (Library of Congress, Thomas Jefferson Buidling, Coolidge Auditorium, Saturday, March 16, 2002 from 9am-5pm - The Latest in Lincoln Scholarship

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9:00 to 9:45 Coffee and late registration

9:45 to 9:55 WELCOME by James H. Billington, Librarian of Congress

9:55 to 10:05 OPENING REMARKS by John R. Sellers, President of the Abraham Lincoln Institute of
the Mid-Atlantic and Civil War Specialist at the Library of Congress

10:05 to 10:15 OUTLINE OF DAY'S EVENTS by Clark Evans, Institute General Secretary; INTRODUCTORY REMARKS by Program Moderator Scott Sandage of Carnegie-Mellon University

10:15 to 11:00 William Lee Miller, Author Lincoln's Virtues "‘I Felt It My Duty to Refuse': A Presidential Pardon Case" Introduced by Douglas Wilson

11:00 to 11:10 TEN-MINUTE BREAK

11:10 to 11:55 Doris Kearns Goodwin, Historian "Lincoln's White House" Introduced by Steven Lee Carson

12:00 to 1:30 LUNCH BREAK

1:30 to 2:15 Ronald White, SF Theological Seminary "Lincoln's Sermon on the Mount:
The Second Inaugural"
Introduced by Donald R. Kennon

2:15 to 3:00 Edward Steers, Jr., Author Blood on the Moon "The Lincoln Assassination:
A Case of Historical Malpractice"
Introduced by Michael P. Musick

3:00 to 3:45 John R. Sellers, Library of Congress "Lincoln's Washington: A Divided City"
Introduced by Charles Hubbard

3:45 to 3:55 TEN-MINUTE BREAK

3:55 to 4:25 SPEAKER's PANEL: Featuring the presenters, responding to informal questions from one
another and questions from the audience Moderated by Scott Sandage

4:25 to 4:35 Presentation of the Third Annual Hay-Nicolay Scholars Prize by Institute Vice President Michael P. Musick; remarks by the prize winner

4:35 to 4:45 Presentation of the Fifth Annual Abraham Lincoln Institute Book Award by John R.
Sellers; remarks by award winner

5:00 to 5:30 Gala Reception Closing the Day


This symposium is open for free registration (call 202-707-2017 or email: [email protected]) and has been sponsored by the Library of Congress, The Lincoln Institute and The Lincoln Institute of the Mid-Atlantic, Inc.



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