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Tuesday, April 7, 2009

"Cast Your Eyes Upon A Loyal Population": Lincoln and Louisiana's Free People of Color - May 9, 2009

From NOGDCR Yahoo Group

Louisiana Creole Research Association, Inc. (LA Creole); Louisiana Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission; and Tulane University present seminar on Lincoln and Free Blacks in Louisiana.
Event Date: May 9, 2009
As the entire nation observes this bicentennial year anniversary of the birth of President Abraham Lincoln, the three organizations above have planned a seminar on a unique yet little known aspect of Lincoln history.
In March 1864, two free men of color from New Orleans met with leading abolitionists including William Lloyd Garrison, Frederick Douglass, and William Sumner, while en route to Washington, D.C. In the capitol city, they presented a petition of over 1,000 signatures of free men of color to President Lincoln. Throughout the Civil War, Lincoln and many of the leading abolitionists were aware of the loyal Unionist population of free blacks in Louisiana who had fought valiantly in the Union army.
On Saturday, May 9, 2009 from 1:00p.m. - 4:00p.m., a seminar titled "Cast Your Eyes Upon A Loyal Population": Lincoln and Louisiana's Free People of Color in Jones Hall at Tulane University. Four speakers are scheduled to speak, discussing the development of the free black community in New Orleans and their political activism.
For more information contact: Jari Honora coincollector400@ yahoo.com.

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