By David J. Kent
Tuesday, March 1, 2022
The Abraham Lincoln Institute (ALI) has announced its 2022 virtual symposium schedule. The Lincoln Group of DC is a long-time supporter of ALI's symposium, which normally takes place at Ford's Theatre. Ford's continues to sponsor and facilitate the ALI, but due to continued COVID limitations, the decision was made to move to a virtual symposium this year.
Four speakers will present over two consecutive nights, Tuesday, April 12th and Wednesday, April 13th. Each program will run from 4 pm to 5:30 pm. The theme of this year's program is "Citizenship, Race, and Suffrage in Abraham Lincoln's America."
Information on how to access the programs can be found on the Ford's Theatre website: https://www.fords.org/visit/virtual-events-and-special-tours/abraham-lincoln-institute-symposium/
The speakers and their topics are:
Tuesday, April 12, 2022: 4:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m. ET
Jonathan W. White To Address You as My Friend: African Americans’ Letters to Abraham Lincoln
Christopher Bonner Remaking the Republic: Black Politics and the Creation of American Citizenship
Scott Ackerman, Hay-Nicolay Dissertation Prize winner
Wednesday, April 13, 2022: 4:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m. ET
Thavolia Glymph The Women’s Fight: The Civil War’s Battles for Home, Freedom, and Nation
Michael Burlingame The Black Man’s President: Abraham Lincoln, African Americans, and the Pursuit of Racial Equality
ALI president Michelle Krowl will introduce the speakers and also present the 2022 Abraham Lincoln Institute Legacy Award to the Kunhardt Family for their long history of cataloging and disseminating information on Abraham Lincoln.