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Renowned Lincoln Scholar Harold Holzer to Discuss the Emancipation Proclamation

Event is part of a series of Lincoln exhibitions at LIU Post


Jennifer Davidson,Director Community Relations
(516) 299-3500

Harold HolzerBrookville, NY – Harold Holzer, an award-winning historian, author and scholar, will explore one of our country’s greatest historical documents, the Emancipation Proclamation, in a lecture at LIU Post on Thursday, March 21 at the Hillwood Commons Lecture Hall at 12:30 p.m. 

Emancipating Lincoln: The Proclamation in Text, Context, and Memory” is a new look at the Civil War-era order that changed the lives of millions of Americans. Holzer, whose book “Emancipating Lincoln” received great critical acclaim, offers up a thorough exanimation of not only President Lincoln’s state of mind, but what was happening at the time the order was issued and what it means today.

The lecture, which is free and open to the public, is part of an ongoing exhibit of events that began in 2010.

"Lincoln: the Constitution and the Civil War," is a traveling exhibition for libraries, organized by the National Constitution Center and the American Library Association Public Programs Office and made possible by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Designated as a "We the People" project, the exhibit and events are sponsored by the B. Davis Schwartz Memorial Library (the host library and recipient of the grant), the Port Washington Public Library, Hutton House Lectures and various Campus departments and organizations. Supplementing this community event, will be other related exhibits on the Civil War including art displays, lectures, readings and discussions.

LIU Post is located at 720 Northern Boulevard in Brookville, N.Y. For more information, contact the Instructional Media Center, Library (516)299-2895 or Manju Prasad-Rao at (516) 299-2868.

Posted 02/19/2013

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