Mo Rocca invades Danville to celebrate Abe Lincoln
RELEASED: January 8, 2009
Note: Come by Centre's communications office (Breeze House, 2nd floor) and (while supplies last) grab a copy of the College's official "Year of Lincoln" commemorative poster to get signed by Mo!
Rocca will be in Frankfort filming at the HistoryMobile and the KHS on Wednesday, January 14 from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
As part of the Kentucky Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial commemoration, the traveling museum currently features an exhibit titled "Kentucky's Abraham Lincoln." The 300-square-foot exhibition explores Lincoln's frontier childhood, his career from log house to the White House, and his struggles to end slavery and lead the nation through the Civil War.
About Mo Rocca
Centre's Year of Lincoln
As Lincoln wrote in a biographical sketch, at age 23 he considered a career as a blacksmith. When his friend John Todd Stuart, Centre Class of 1826, encouraged him to study for the bar instead, Lincoln protested that he had nothing to study. Stuart promptly loaned Lincoln his own set of law books. Lincoln then, in his own words, "went at it in good earnest," and later passed the bar. He became Stuart's law partner, and the rest is history. Lincoln and Stuart remained friends until Lincoln's death in 1865. Stuart then headed the National Lincoln Monument Association that built a memorial to the fallen president in Springfield, Illinois.Click here to visit Centre's Year of Lincoln Web page.
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