Knowing Him by Heart: 150 Years of African American Writings on Abraham Lincoln with Dr. Matthew Norman
Apr. 28 2024
First Unitarian Church of Cincinnati 536 Linton Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45219 Open in Google Map
4:30–5:30 p.m.

Frederick Hord and Matthew D. Norman’s anthology explores the complex nature of views on Lincoln through the writings and thought of Frederick Douglass, Ida B. Wells-Barnett, Mary McLeod Bethune, Thurgood Marshall, Malcolm X, Gwendolyn Brooks, Barbara Jeanne Fields, Barack Obama and dozens of others.

The selections move from speeches to letters to book excerpts, mapping the changing contours of the bond—emotional and intellectual—between Lincoln and Black Americans over the span of one hundred and fifty years.

A comprehensive and valuable reader, Knowing Him by Heart examines Lincoln’s still-evolving place in Black American thought.

Free parking is available in the church lot.

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