Symposium: Abraham Lincoln and the Constitution 1/25/14

Symposium: Abraham Lincoln and the Constitution
Saturday, 01/25/2014 – 02:00 pm – 04:30 pm
101 West Flagler Street,
Miami, Florida 33130
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Cost: Free

An original 2001 watercolor of Abraham Lincoln by legendary singer and painter Tony Bennett will go on view January 25 at HistoryMiami to mark the third annual Lincoln symposium co-sponsored by the museum and The Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Foundation (ALBF).

The symposium, titled Abraham Lincoln and the Constitution, will take place on Saturday, January 25 from 2:00-4:30 P.M. Pulitzer Prize-winning dean of Civil War historians, James M. McPherson, will be the keynote speaker, to be followed by a discussion among a panel of experts on the Constitutional and humanitarian issues that confronted Americans during the Civil War.

The symposium is free and open to the public and will be followed by a reception made possible by ALBF Board Member Jean Soman of Pinecrest, Florida, and her husband William Soman. This year FIU College Law joins the event as a co-sponsor, and attendance at the symposium will provide CLE credits to attorneys.

Panelists include: Thomas Campbell, ALBF Treasurer and leading authority on both the legal aspects of the war and the role of Chicago during the conflict; Ediberto Roman, professor at FIU Law; Noah Weisbord, associate professor at FIU Law; and Frank J. Williams, ALBF Board Member, Lincoln scholar, and former chief justice of the Rhode Island Supreme Court. ALBF Chairman Harold Holzer will introduce the sessions and moderate the panel.