Thursday, September 02, 2010


Washington, DC, October 30, 2010

0900 Doors open Navy Memorial Hall, 701 Pennsylvania Ave N.W. Washington, DC. Metro stop: Archives/Navy Memorial
0915 Welcome and introduction of first speaker: Len Riedel
0920-1020: The Constitutionality of Secession by Stephen Vladeck, Professor of Law, American University
1035-1135: State or Country, The Hard Choices of 1861 by Elizabeth Brown Pryor, winner of the 2008 Lincoln Prize for Reading the Man: A Portrait of Robert E. Lee through his Private Letters
11:40-12:10 Lunch for those who preregistered (included)
12:20-12:50: Digitizing the Papers of the Lincoln Administration by Karen Needles with Len Riedel
1:00-2:00: The Abolitionists, Fomenters of Discontent and Beacons of Morality by Michael Chesson, Founding Professor and Dean, The American College of History and Legal Studies
2:15-3:15: Lincoln and the Decision for War by Russell McClintock, Ph.D. St. John’s High School, author of the book by the same name.
3:30 until 4:15 PM: Panel Discussion

Participants will find much to stretch their intellect as this program unfolds. We won't fire a single gun and yet the fire will be obvious. It was a question of constitutionality and of morality. It was a test of character and of sectional identity. It was a defining moment in America’s history for all who were a part of it or influenced by it. It animates us even today.

Register and prepay by October 22nd, 2010 for a free lunch. Snacks and soda provided throughout the day for all. Walk ups welcome— same price but no lunch.

To register by mail, use our printable registration form.

Best regards,

Karen Needles, Director
Lincoln Archives Digital Project

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