Stephen D. Lee Institute Flips Emancipation 150

I just came across the schedule for the upcoming meeting of the Stephen D. Lee Institute in St. Augustin, Florida next month.  It should come as no surprise that they decided to focus on the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation.  A quick glance at the titles of the presentations suggests that participants will be…

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Virginia’s Civil War Sesquicentennial: An Assessment

The Virginia Sesquicentennial Commission has issued a report on the progress and impact of its programming.  While living in Virginia I served as an adviser to the commission’s education committee.  I attended a few meetings and communicated via email with a number of members.  It was an honor to be involved.  The report can be…

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USPS Commemorates Emancipation Proclamation 150

Unfortunately, this may be the closest we get to any formal acknowledgement of the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation by the federal government.  I love the broadside/poster theme and the use of one of the oldest letterpress print shops in the country to create the image.  In addition to the stamp, you can also…

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Abraham Lincoln: War Veteran Projection, 2012

From the video description: For thirty two days, voices of veterans of the Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan wars animated a bronze commemorative statue of Abraham Lincoln that has stood silently in Union Square Park since 1870. The memories and feelings of ordinary Americans spoke through Lincoln as part of an outdoor public art installation by…

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