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Lincoln Remembrance at the US Capitol

Video of the March 4th, 2015 ceremonies marking the 150th anniversary at the US Capitol of Lincoln’s second inaugural address. The event was cosponsored by the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial foundation

HistoryMiami: Lincoln Performance

Actor Stephen Lang—Gettysburg, Gods and Generals, Avatar—gave an unforgettable performance of Lincoln’s second inaugural address at the ALBF annual Lincoln-Civil War symposium at HistoryMiami. Click play below to listen to the speech Lincoln himself believed his greatest.

2015 Lincoln Bicentennial Foundation Symposium At HistoryMiami


Harold Holzer Chairs The Event


Dave Lawrence poses a question.


Award of Achievement goes to Stephen Lang.

January 25, 2014 – Annual ALBF HistoryMiami Symposium in Florida


Historian James M. McPherson receives the first Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Foundation award, in the form of a sculpted bronze relief plaque by artist Michael Strawderman, at the January 25 ALBF-HistoryMiami symposium, “Lincoln and the Constitution.” Presenting the award are ALBF Chairman Harold Holzer (left) and Vice Chairman Orville Vernon Burton, a noted historian who once studied under McPherson. (All photos courtesy HistoryMiami)


Dr. James M. McPherson, pre-eminent Civil War historian, delivers the 2014 keynote address on the political and military milestones of 1864.


Chairman Harold Holzer, Board Member Jean Powers Soman, and Professor McPherson pose at HistoryMiami before the specially exhibited Lincoln watercolor painted in 2000 by singer/artist Tony Bennett, on loan from Holzer for the symposium.


Historians and legal scholars meet for a panel discussion on Lincoln and the Constitution. From left to right, ALBF Board member and former Rhode Island Chief Justice Frank J. Williams, Florida School of Law professor Noah Weisbord; ALBF board member and attorney Thomas Campbell; and FSU professor Ediberto Roman.

January 26, 2013 – Event at HistoryMiami

Historian James I. (“Bud”) Robertson, Jr. addresses an audience of 250 at HistoryMiami on January 26, 2013, at the second annual Civil War symposium co-sponsored by the ALBF. Robertson spoke on Abraham Lincoln and “Stonewall” Jackson. (Photo HistoryMiami)


January 21, 2012 – ALBF Board Meeting

Members of the Board of The ABRAHAM Lincoln Bicentennial Foundation.From left to right: Orville Vernon Burton, Darrel Bigham, Thomas Campbell, Edna Greene Medford, Harold Holzer (chairman), David Lawrence, Antonio Mora, Jean Soman, Charles Scholz, and Frank J. Williams. (Photo: Meg Pukel)

HistoryMiami presents a panel discussion on Lincoln and Florida, January 22, 2012. From left to right: Orville Vernon Burton, Stephen Engle, Darrel Bigham, Frank Williams, and Harold Holzer, moderator. (Photo: Meg Pukel)


Historian Craig Symonds of the U. S. Naval Academy addresses the HistoryMiami symposium on January 22, 2012. (Photo: Meg Pukel)


Board member Jean Powers Soman poses with ALBF Chairman Harold Holzer (left) and the Director of HistoryMiami, at the special exhibition of the Braman Collection of Lincolniana, January 22, 2012. (Photo: Meg Pukel)


Reception for Foundation at Coral Gables, Florida, January 21, sponsored by Board Member Jean Soman and her husband Bill Soman. From left to right: Board Member Darrel Bigham, Board Member Vernon Burton, historian Stephen Engle, Edith Holzer, Board Member Edith Holzer, and Joanne Hyppolite of HistoryMiami. (Photo: Jean Soman)

Jean and Bill Soman, who sponsored the Board Foundation and HistoryMiami Symposium January 21-22, 2012.
Edna Greene Medford of Howard University presents on the Emancipation Proclamation at HistoryMiami.