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ALBC Town Hall – Detroit, MI
Lincoln’s Legacy: Race, Freedom & Equality of Opportunity
April 20, 2009

Henry Ford Museum
20900 Oakwood Blvd.
Dearborn, MI

The ALBC partnered with the Henry Ford Museum.  Following the town hall, forums were held a couple of days later at satellite sites, shot by WTVS, and edited into a special program which aired April 28th.  The conveners worked closely with the Charles Wright Museum in Detroit, the Arab American National Museum in Dearborn and the Plymouth Historical Museum in Plymouth, which hosted town halls specifically for their regular patrons to view the main panel discussion that was held at the Henry Ford Museum.

Panelists included:

Ambassador Andrew Young, activist, former Mayor of Atlanta, Georgia and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations.

Dr. John Stauffer, Professor of English and African American Studies, Harvard University and author, Giants:  The Parallel Lives of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln.

Dr. Arthur L. Johnson, educator, community leader and former Executive Secretary of NAACP-Detroit Branch

Darlene Clark Hine, Professor of African American Studies and History, Northwestern University

Douglas Brinkley, American author and distinguished Professor of History, Rice University

Adam Green, associate professor of history at the University of Chicago whose work has focused on African American and U.S. history and comparative racial politics, moderated.  Musical guest Mosaic Youth Group performed.

The ALBC Town Hall Series is made possible with support from the Fetzer Institute.

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Detroit Town Hall Co-Conveners

The ALBC would like to thank the following co-conveners for their support in making the Detroit town hall a success.