The North Carolina Office of Archives & History will hold a daylong program titled "The Lincoln Bicentennial: A Symposium" on Feb. 12, 2009 (Abraham Lincoln's birthday), in the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh.
The speakers are: William C. Harris, N.C. State University, whose topic is "Lincoln's Political Leadership: An Overview"; Paul D. Scott, Wake Forest University, "Jefferson Davis as President of the Confederacy: A Comparison"; Joseph T. Glatthaar, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, "Lincoln as Military Commander"; John David Smith, UNC-Charlotte, "United States Colored Troops"; Loren Schweninger, UNC-Greensboro, "Frederick Douglass, Abraham Lincoln, and the End of Slavery"; and Heather A. Williams, UNC-Chapel Hill, "Lincoln's Legacy."
Registration is required by Jan. 15, 2009, with a $10 fee that includes an evening reception but not lunch.
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