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Find out more about THE LINCOLN ANTHOLOGY: GREAT WRITERS ON HIS LIFE AND LEGACY FROM 1860 TO NOW, edited by Harold Holzer.

Read an interview with volume editor Harold Holzer (PDF 80K)

Read an excerpt, "Robert Russa Moton, Draft of Speech at the Lincoln Memorial (1922)" (PDF 70K)

Read an excerpt, "Walt Whitman on Abraham Lincoln" (PDF 60K)

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SPECIAL PREVIEW

Actor Sam Waterston and Historian Harold Holzer in Special Performance Edition of BILL MOYERS JOURNAL on PBS

Friday, April 10th at 9 p.m. (Check local listings)

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Assassinated on Good Friday as the Civil War was coming to a close, Abraham Lincoln was transformed from man to martyr and myth. A special performance edition of Bill Moyers Journal on April 10th, celebrates Lincoln's profound legacy in his bicentennial year. Acclaimed actor Sam Waterston and historian Harold Holzer share poetry and prose by great American writers as different as Frederick Douglas, Walt Whitman, Allen Ginsburg, Langston Hughes and Herman Melville. Responding to the arc of ideas, language and history in this performance piece, Moyers says, "Lincoln changes as we hear these words, and so does the country."


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