Memorials tell us more about the people and the times in which they were erected than about the person they memorialize. Ford's Theatre and the National Park Service will guide you through a close-looking exercise of the Lincoln Memorial (est. 1922) and Emancipation Memorial (est. 1876) in Washington, D.C. and a close-reading of the dedication speeches to examine how these depictions of Lincoln were chosen and informed by the popular and political contexts of their times, and how they continue to impact us today.
Participants in this workshop are eligible for certification of One (1) Professional Development Hour, upon request.
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