ALA-Benjamin P. Thomas Symposium

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Date(s) - 11 Feb 2018 until 12 Feb 2018

Old State Capitol

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Abraham Lincoln Association-Benjamin P. Thomas Symposium 2018

Sunday, February 11, 2018
6:00 p.m. at the Old State Capitol, Springfield Illinois

Guy Fraker, attorney from Bloomington, Illinois, will speak on his new road tour/guide book about the Eighth Judicial Circuit. Free and open to the public.

Monday, February 12, 2018
11:00 a.m. at the Old State Capitol, Springfield, Illinois

Kate Masur, professor at Northwestern University, will speak on John E. Washington, the first African-American to publish a book on Lincoln, They Knew Lincoln (1942). She has written the introduction to the first reprinted edition (2017).

Michael Burlingame, professor at University of Illinois Springfield, will speak on other African-Am

ericans in Washington, D.C., who knew Lincoln.

Free and open to the public

1:00 p.m. at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library

Cost $30.00, reservations required

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Jason Emerson, expert on the Lincoln family, on his new volume Lincoln in Love: Poetry by, for, and about Mary Lincoln, just out from Kent State University Press.

Roundtable featuring all four speakers 
2:30-4:00 p.m. on the second floor of Library book signing