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Lincoln's Year Of Decision
1863 was a turning point in America. Abraham Lincoln had struggled with the question of how to handle the issue of slavery. He was personally opposed to human beings' enslavement but didn't think the government had the power to end it. In this powerful multimedia presentation, we will look at how the battles and trials of 1863 changed America and led Lincoln to declare the Emancipation Proclamation. Among the fascinating topics we will look at will be the Gettysburg address, the major battles of 1863, Lincoln's declaration of the first thanksgiving day, and how Lincoln's view on emancipation changed.


Barry Bradford's work has won awards from the President, Congress, and major Civil Rights groups. He has been interviewed by major media outlets including The Today Show, The New York Times, U.S. News And World Report, ABC, CBS, and NBC Evening News, The Voice of America, The Washington Post, Fox News, MSNBC, CNN, and C-SPAN.

Additionally Barry has garnered international attention through The Times Of London and Chinese National Television. His speaking style has been called dramatic, entertaining and powerful. Barry has been featured on the front page of the Chicago Tribune, The Chicago Sun-Times, and the Chicago Daily Herald, and has been recognized by the Organization of American Historians as a Distinguished Lecturer.

Jun 17, 2021 06:30 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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