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Lincoln Manuscript Sets New Auction Record

On Abraham Lincoln's birthday, Christie's auction house in New York announced that a handwritten, autographed manuscript of the president's 1864 victory speech sold for $3.44 million -- the highest ever paid for any American historical document.

Feb 13th, 2009

Watch Henry Louis Gates, Jr. on “The Today Show”

On the eve of Abraham Lincoln's birthday, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. appeared on NBC's "The Today Show" to talk about LOOKING FOR LINCOLN, Lincoln's role in the end of slavery, and the president's continuing impact on America.

Feb 11th, 2009

Looking for Lincoln Photo Contest: How to Enter

Where can you find Lincoln near you? Submit a photo, including a description of what it shows and how it relates to Lincoln. The contest is now closed: stay tuned to see the winners!

Feb 6th, 2009

Listen to Henry Louis Gates, Jr. on “The Tom Joyner Morning Show”

Listen now to LOOKING FOR LINCOLN presenter and writer Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. on "The Tom Joyner Morning Show".

Feb 5th, 2009

Watch Henry Louis Gates, Jr. on “The Colbert Report”

LOOKING FOR LINCOLN presenter and writer Henry Louis Gates, Jr. appeared on Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report" to talk about the documentary and his new book, Lincoln on Race & Slavery.

Feb 4th, 2009

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Historian Henry Louis Gates Jr.'s quest to piece together Abraham Lincoln’s complex life takes him from Illinois to Gettysburg to Washington, D.C., and face-to-face with people who live with Lincoln every day – relic hunters, re-enactors, and others for whom the study of Lincoln is a passion.

Jan 12th, 2009


LOOKING FOR LINCOLN, presented and written by Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr., addresses many of the controversies surrounding Abraham Lincoln – race, equality, religion, politics, and depression – by carefully interpreting evidence from those who knew him and those who study him today.

Jan 12th, 2009

Lincoln’s Legacy: A Conversation with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Henry Louis Gates, Jr., the presenter and writer of LOOKING FOR LINCOLN, spoke with THIRTEEN about Abraham Lincoln's impressive legacy. Read the interview now.

Jan 12th, 2009

Interactive Timeline: Lincoln Over Time

Take this interactive challenge to place events and images from the life of Lincoln in chronological order.

Jan 4th, 2009

Quiz: Lincoln Myths and Misconceptions

Think you know your Lincoln? Test your knowledge about Lincoln myths and misconceptions in our quiz.

Jan 4th, 2009
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