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On April 15, 1865, one of the most remarkable men of the 19th century passed away. Abraham Lincoln was in turn, a brilliant orator, military strategist, and consummate politician, as needs required. His administration was one of the most productive in the history of the United States.
Every schoolchild knows the story of “Honest Abe” being born in a log cabin and rising to the greatest office in the land. Throughout the world, Lincoln is “The Great Emancipator.” His words still resonate now in the 21st Century. For some people, Lincoln remains a fascinating, enigmatic person.
On the 150th Anniversary of Lincoln’s death, an informal convocation will be held in the main Reading Room of the Salem Athenaeum. Ken Harris and Richard Jendrysik invite others who share the fascination with Lincoln to gather and discuss what makes this man so special to us all.