The Abraham Lincoln Institute and Ford’s Theatre Society present a free symposium focused on the life, career and legacy of President Abraham Lincoln. Join us on select days at 4 p.m. EDT as we live stream or watch the archive. You can watch the events on this web page, Facebook LiveYouTube or Twitter.


Tuesday, April 12, 2022:
4:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m. EDT

Jonathan W. White
To Address You as My Friend: African Americans’ Letters to Abraham Lincoln

Scott Ackerman, Hay-Nicolay Dissertation Prize winner

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

Live Q&A

Wednesday, April 13, 2022:
4:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m. EDT

Thavolia Glymph
The Women’s Fight: The Civil War’s Battles for Home, Freedom, and Nation

Live Q&A