ALA-Benjamin P. Thomas Symposium 2018

Sunday, February 11, 2018
6:00 p.m. at the Old State Capitol, Springfield Illinois

Guy Fraker, attorney from Bloomington, Illinois, will speak on his new road tour/guide book about the Eighth Judicial Circuit. Free and open to the public.

Monday, February 12, 2018
11:00 a.m. at the Old State Capitol, Springfield, Illinois

Kate Masur, professor at Northwestern University, will speak on John E. Washington, the first African-American to publish a book on Lincoln, They Knew Lincoln (1942). She has written the introduction to the first reprinted edition (2017).

Michael Burlingame, professor at University of Illinois Springfield, will speak on other African-Americans in Washington, D.C., who knew Lincoln.

Free and open to the public

LUNCHEON 
1:00 p.m. at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library 
Cost $30.00, reservations required

Tickets go on sale later in December

Jason Emerson, expert on the Lincoln family, on his new volume Lincoln in Love: Poetry by, for, and about Mary Lincoln, just out from Kent State University Press. 

Roundtable featuring all four speakers 
2:30-4:00 p.m. on the second floor of Library book signing

Lincoln Birthday Banquet

February 12, 2018 

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Hotel
7th and Adams, Springfield, Illinois

Speaker: Richard Carwardine of Oxford University will speak on "Lincoln's Humor" 
Tickets $85 
Tickets go on sale late in December

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