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Harold Holzer: U.S. Capitol Historical Society
February 15, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
HAROLD HOLZER TO SPEAK AT FREE U.S. CAPITOL HISTORICAL SOCIETY EVENT:
Talk Will Focus on Depictions of Abraham Lincoln and Emancipation in the Capitol
February 7, 2017—Washington, DC—Award-winning writer and lecturer Harold Holzer will give the U.S. Capitol Historical Society’s 2017 Black History Month Lecture on Wednesday, February 15 at noon. His talk will feature visual depictions of Abraham Lincoln that appear in the Capitol, especially those that include images of Emancipation, and the artists that created them.
This event will be held at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Building at 200 Maryland Ave. NE, Washington, DC 20002. It is free and open to the public, although pre-registration is requested as space may be limited. Visit our website for additional information and a link to pre-register.
Holzer is the Jonathan F. Fanton Director of Hunter College’s Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute and has authored, co-authored, or edited 52 books, most of which focus on Abraham Lincoln and the culture and politics of the Civil War period. He has won numerous awards, including the National Humanities Medal, the Gilder-Lehrman Lincoln Prize, the Mark Lynton History Prize (Columbia University School of Journalism), the Hazel-Dicken Garcia Award, and the Goldsmith Book Prize (John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University).
The United States Capitol Historical Society (USCHS), founded in 1962, is chartered by Congress to educate the public on the history and heritage of the U.S. Capitol, its institutions, and the people who have served therein.