Centre hosting Lincoln symposium Feb. 12-14
RELEASED: February 5, 2009
—Chautauqua presentation "Frederick Douglass and Mr. Lincoln" by Charles Everett Pace, Feb. 12, 7:30 p.m., Weisiger Theatre
—Tours of Perryville Battlefield State Historic Park
—Tours of the historic African American community of Sleettown
—Tours of the home of abolitionist James Gillespie Birney and Camp Nelson Civil War Heritage Park
—Panel discussions with noted African American scholars
—And the world premiere of Abe Lincoln and Uncle Tom in the White House, a play by Carlyle Brown commissioned by the University of Louisville African American Theatre Program through a Kentucky African American Heritage Commission Lincoln Preservation Grant, Feb. 13, 7:30 p.m., Weisiger Theatre
The symposia series is presented through a grant from the Kentucky Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission and sponsored by the Kentucky African American Heritage Commission, Kentucky Heritage Council / State Historic Preservation Office, Kentucky Historical Society, Georgetown College Underground Railroad Research Institute, Kentucky State Parks, Centre College, Lincoln Memorial University, the city of Maysville and the Friends of the Network to Freedom Association.
Registration for Abraham Lincoln – America’s Agent of Change at Centre is $25 prior to February 9 or $35 after that date. Students may attend free, excluding meals. To register, contact Tressa Brown at the Kentucky Heritage Council, firstname.lastname@example.org, 502-564-7005, ext. 125, or visit www.ugrfriends.org.
Check back next week for more details on the Lincoln symposium at Centre College.
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