Abraham Lincoln, wearing his signature beard and dressed in a suit, is seated for a formal portrait. He looks off to his left. He is photographed from the legs up.
Photo courtesy of Ford’s Theatre National Historic Site.

26th Annual Abraham Lincoln Institute Symposium

March 25, 2023 at 9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.

The Abraham Lincoln Institute (ALI) and Ford’s Theatre Society present a free symposium focused on the life, career and legacy of President Abraham Lincoln, at Ford’s Theatre.

2023 Symposium Speakers

Terry Alford
In the Houses of Their Dead: The Lincolns, the Booths, and the Spirits

Fred L. Hord
Co-editor, Knowing Him by Heart: African Americans on Abraham Lincoln

David J. Kent
Lincoln: The Fire of Genius: How Abraham Lincoln’s Commitment to Science and Technology Helped Modernize America

Jon Meacham
And There Was Light: Abraham Lincoln and the American Struggle

Diana Schaub
His Greatest Speeches: How Lincoln Moved the Nation

Cost: Free

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