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2020 ALA Symposium and Banquet

We are pleased to provide details of the Benjamin P. Thomas Symposium and the Abraham Lincoln 211th Birthday Banquet.

The Abraham Lincoln Association has successfully concluded its events celebrating Lincoln’s 211th birthday. The Benjamin P. Thomas Symposium featured Carl Guarneri, Manisha Sinha, and Jason Emerson. The Dr. Thomas F. Schwartz Luncheon and Lecture featured William Bartelt and Joshua Claybourn discussing Lincoln’s youth. Following lunch all speakers participated in a roundtable discussion with all five speakers moderated by Prof. Michael Burlingame. The evening’s banquet featured Ray LaHood, recently nominated chair of the Board of Trustees of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. Here are pictures from the successful event.

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