By David J. Kent
Thursday, April 7, 2022
Due to last minute conflicts, the Abraham Lincoln Institute (ALI) has modified its 2022 virtual symposium schedule. Ford's Theatre continues to sponsor and facilitate the ALI, hosting the upcoming virtual symposium on April 12th and 13th. The Lincoln Group previously reported on the program schedule, but there has been a slight shift that everyone should keep in mind when attending the online events.
Rather than split the four speakers evenly over two consecutive nights, there will now be three speakers and the two award announcements on the first night, Tuesday, April 12th, and a single speaker on Wednesday, April 13th. Each program will begin at 4 pm, with the first night running slightly longer because of the change. 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.-6:00 p.m. ET
Jonathan W. White To Address You as My Friend: African Americans’ Letters to Abraham Lincoln
Q&A for Jonathan White
Scott Ackerman, Hay-Nicolay Dissertation Prize winner announcement
Presentation of the 2022 Abraham Lincoln Institute Legacy Award to the Kunhardt Family
Christopher Bonner Remaking the Republic: Black Politics and the Creation of American Citizenship
Michael Burlingame The Black Man’s President: Abraham Lincoln, African Americans, and the Pursuit of Racial Equality
Q&A for Bonner and Burlingame
Wednesday, April 13, 2022: 4:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m. ET
Thavolia Glymph The Women’s Fight: The Civil War’s Battles for Home, Freedom, and Nation
Q&A for Glymph
ALI president Michelle Krowl will introduce the speakers and also present the awards. ALI vice president Edna Greene Medford will moderate the Q&S segments.