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Lincoln Group and Illinois State Society Team Up to Protect Lincoln Statues

By David J. Kent

Washington D.C.

Monday, April 5, 2021


Illinois State Society of Washington, DC


Lincoln Group of the District of Columbia


The Case for Honoring Lincoln

Join us as we explore key events of Abraham Lincoln's Presidency

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

2 - 3 pm EDT

The Lincoln Group joins with the Illinois State Society to present an important panel discussion focused on why statues of Abraham Lincoln should be saved.

In recent months, San Francisco considered removing the names of Abraham Lincoln and other historic figures from schools, while Chicago listed 41 statues considered for removal, including five of Abraham Lincoln. This program will help inform decision-making. The presentation will be recorded and made available to organizations, schools, and the public.

Two issues often raised by those considering removal of Lincoln statues are his policies on Native Americans and Slavery. Focusing on the second half of 1862, the panel will discuss the background on the Dakota 38 and other Indian policy, as well as the Emancipation Proclamation and related slavery events.

The panel features three members of the Lincoln Group of DC. It was organized and will be introduced by another Lincoln Group member, who is also a leading figure in the Illinois State Society.

The panelists:

Rod Ross, Former Archivist for the National Archives

David J. Kent, Author of Lincoln: The Man Who Saved America

John O'Brien, President of the Lincoln Group of the District of Columbia

Debbie Jackson, Black Women Playwrights' Group

The event is free but advanced registration is required. A recording of the event will be provided.

Please RSVP with link below to register.

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