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Abraham Lincoln in South Plainfield, NJ

  • South Plainfield Free Public Library South Plainfield Free Public Library South Plainfield, NJ 07080 (map)

South Plainfield Free Public Library - 2484 Plainfield Ave, Plainfield, NJ @ 2:00 p.m.

This presentation is sponsored by the NJ Council for the Humanities. It is free and open to the public.

For more information contact Danielle Aronowitz (908) 754-7885 X3

In his portrayal as Abraham Lincoln, Bob Gleason will talk about the formative years of this great man through his courtship and marriage to Mary Todd, the beginnings and development of his abolitionist view point, and his first, though not very successful trip to Congress. Discussion points will lay out the causes leading up to the war, both societal and economic and major events and turning points within the War itself.  Gleason will expand upon how he raised himself up from his humble beginnings to become the man who managed to pass the emancipation proclamation, to unite a splintered nation, and reaffirm through his Gettysburg Address the nation’s dedication to freedom, democracy and equality.