Lincoln lecture and screening at FLOOR

April 15th is the 150th anniversary of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. To mark the occasion, FLOOR is organizing a lecture and film screening to reflect on the lionized president. Dr. George Blaustein of the UvA will speak about the mythologization of Lincoln—including Lincoln’s own exaggerating of his career from railsplitter to political leader—and will introduce Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln to arm his audience with facts.

Dr. Blaustein moderated our 2012 event with Frans Verhagen on the latter’s biography of Lincoln.

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