February 5, 2015
BLACK HISTORY MONTH
Ketchum Hall in the VFW Building.
200 Maryland Avenue, NE
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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At noon on Thursday, February 5, 2015, the Illinois State Society will join with the U.S. Capitol Historical Society in cosponsoring a “free and open to the general public” author-talk by Northwestern University Associate Professor Kate Masur on her well-received 2010 book An Example for All the Land: Emancipation and the Struggle over Equality in Washington, DC.
The talk will take place in Ketchum Hall in the VFW Building at 200 Maryland Avenue, NE, on Capitol Hill.
From the back of the book jacket:
“An Example for all the Land, clearly argued and deeply researched, represents a significant breakthrough in the crowded field of Reconstruction scholarship. Showing how Washington, D.C., became a laboratory for political experimentation, Masur reveals important new facets of the process of emancipation, the fight for racial justice, and the reconstruction of democracy for All Americans” – Laura F. Edwards.
Professor Masur holds a 2001 PhD from the University of Michigan. On January 2, 2015, the Washington Post published her feature on African Americans breaking barriers in attending the New Year’s Day 1865 White House open house: http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/new-years-in-the-lincoln-white-house/2015/01/01/4a5d541e-9074-11e4-a412-4b735edc7175_story.html
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February 8, 2015
THE WIDOW LINCOLN
SUNDAY, 2:00 PM
511 TENTH STREET, NW WASHINGTON, DC 20004
Ridiculed and disdained for her perceived sense of entitlement, Mary Lincoln sparked more controversy than any First Lady before or since. Set during the weeks following Abraham Lincoln's assassination at Ford's Theatre, The Widow Lincoln portrays a very human Mary in the aftermath of her husband's death as she mourns the post-war life they will never share. Playwright James Still (The Heavens Are Hung In Black) returns with an emotional drama that explores the tenacious attitudes and heartbreaking grief of the maligned "Mrs. President."
If you have any questions about the ISS Theatre Outing, please contact Cheryl Felecia Rhoads, Event Chair at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Our "premium orchestra seating" tickets are limited, so order today! Tickets will be mailed, so thank your for your prompt response!
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