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Tuesday, May 16, 2016

Time 6:30 (social) and

7:00 (announcements and lecture) - 9:00

Location: Clara Barton Museum

437 7th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20004

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William D. Pederson - "Lincoln's Legacy around the World"

The Lincoln Group of DC is pleased to welcome Dr. William D. Pederson, Professor of Political Science and the American Studies Endowed Chair at Louisiana State University-Shreveport. He is also Director of the International Lincoln Center. He has authored or edited over 30 books on Abraham Lincoln, American presidents, the Supreme Court, and the Congress. For the last 33 years LSU-Shreveport and the International Lincoln Center have hosted the Frank and Virginia Williams Abraham Lincoln Lecture. Our very own Burrus Carnahan was the 2016 lecturer!
When most people think of Abraham Lincoln, they think of his role as President during the U.S. Civil War, the Gettysburg Address and Emancipation Proclamation, and his assassination. But the rest of the world didn't go away while North and South fought for our future, and Lincoln played a significant role in managing that world opinion. Once he was gone, Lincoln's legacy lived on, both here and overseas. Dr. Pederson has spent years researching how Lincoln is perceived and honored in other nations. He will discuss that legacy, with particular focus on Asia, Latin America, and Africa, all places where Lincoln's reach may surprise even our group. Bill promises to bring prints of paintings depicting Lincoln's influence around the world (the original paintings reside in the International Lincoln Center on the LSU-Shreveport campus). You'll perhaps be surprised what international political leaders were most influenced by Lincoln (the Lincoln Memorial reflecting pool is a hint to one).