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150th Anniversary Civil War Events

January 31, 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. – The Death of Slavery: Commemoration of the 150th Anniversary of the 13th Amendment. Keynote by Dr. Edna Greene Medford, Professor and Chair of History, Howard University; Actor Kevin McIlvaine will portray Frederick Douglass, interpreting some of his greatest speeches on behalf of the aspirations of black Americans; neighbor pastors will discuss the role of their historic churches in the struggle for civil rights in nineteenth century Washington, Rev. William Lamar of Metropolitan AME and Rev. Robert Bell of Fifteenth Street Presbyterian; hymns and music from a three-church blended choir under Dr. Stan Engebretson at New York Avenue Presbyterian Church.

March 7, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 p.m. – The Lincoln Group partners with the National Park Service to celebrate the 2nd Inauguration, at the Lincoln Memorial; Banquet at the Willard Hotel; Bobby Horton Civil War Musical Concert at New York Avenue Presbyterian Church (Horton did the sound track for the Ken Burns documentary)

April 12, 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Collegium Musicum will be performing a concert in tribute to Abraham Lincoln. Music will include songs Lincoln would have known and loved from that period as well as pieces written in his honor from immediately after his death to a new composition by Dr. David Pegel, commissioned for this event. Soloist Army MSG Colin Eaton, a Collegium alumnus, will join in the singing of this new and powerful piece.

May 16, 9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. – Symposium “The Legacy of Lincoln and the American CivilWar” Speakers: James McPherson, James Oakes, Eric Foner, MichaelBurlingame, Allen Guelzo, Edna Greene Medford, Michael Kauffman – New York Avenue Presbyterian Church

May 16, 8:00 p.m. – Twilight Ceremony at the Lincoln Memorial to close the Civil War Sesquicentennial, in partnership with the National Park Service

May 17, Noon – 4:00 p.m. – Grand Review March; Civil War soldiers on Pennsylvania Ave.

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