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ALBC Town Hall - Los Angeles


Lincoln and King’s Unfinished Work 

January 17, 2010 


The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion - Grand Hall
The Music Center
135 North Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012


Held on Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend, Lincoln and King's Unfinished Work explored President Lincoln’s significant role in expanding the nation’s definitions of freedom and equality of opportunity and how Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s work 100 years later reflected in that tradition.  Los Angeles, "the Entertainment Capital of the World” provides the perfect setting to also discuss how words, entertainment and the arts impact race and freedom in the United States.


 Panelists included:


Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr., ALBC Commissioner



Richard Dreyfuss, actor 


Gary Ross, writer/director


Ronald C. White, historian and author of A. Lincoln: A Biography


Suzan-Lori Parks, playwright 

Warren Furutani, California Assemblymember (55th District)

Harry V. Jaffa, historian, author and distinguished fellow at The Claremont Institute (Professor Emeritus at Claremont McKenna College)


Rev. Eric P. Lee, SCLC-LA President/CEO


Tom Schwartz, Illinois State Historian



Andy Anderson, chief historian-Wells Fargo & Co.,

Dr. Darline Robels, Superintendent at Los Angeles County Suptschools







Stedman Graham, entrepreneur and motivational speaker, moderated.

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Watch the video: part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5, part 6.


 The ALBC Town Hall Series is made possible with support from the Fetzer Institute.


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