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Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Foundation Expands Board

2011 02 10 WASHINGTON, D. C., FEBRUARY 10, 2011)—The10 member Board of Directors of the new Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Foundation (ALBF) officially announced today its expanded membership and broadened mission. The ALBF is the official successor organization of the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission.

 
The State of Lincoln Studies

2010 04 08 David Early dear@loc.gov 202 707 6998 MEDIA ADVISORY  The State of Lincoln Studies Scholar to Reflect on Current State and a Digital Future in Free Public Lecture Washington – The field of Lincoln studies has entered

 
ALBC Sets Final Meeting

2010 04 07 David Early dear@loc.gov 202 7 7 6998 MEDIA ADVISORY Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission Sets Final Meeting Washington – The national Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission (ALBC) will convene its final meeting on Monday, April 19, 2010, at

 
Abraham Lincoln Lecture and Exhibit at C.W. Post

2010 01 20 Rita Langdon Langdon@liu.edu (516) 299 2334 Brookville, N.Y. – In celebration of Black History Month and the birth month of Abraham Lincoln, the C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University will host a lecture and exhibit

 
ALBC Town Hall - Los Angeles, CA

2010 01 13 Michelle Valmond michelle_valmond@jtpr.com 312 573 5491 LINCOLN AND KING’S UNFINISHED WORK Los Angeles Event to Commemorate Lincoln Bicentennial, Explore Impact of Race Relations on L.A.   What   Join the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission and leaders from

 
ALBC Town Hall - Atlanta, GA

2009 12 08 Jamie Graves jamie_graves@jtpr.com 312 573 5475 LEGAL & SOCIAL POLICY EXPERT, BEST SELLING AUTHOR STEPHEN L. CARTER TO JOIN ATLANTA COMMUNITY FOR TOWN HALL “UNFINISHED WORK RACE, CIVILITY AND EQUALITY OF OPPORTUNITY” Atlanta Town Hall to Commemorate

 
ALBC Town Halls - Atlanta

2009 11 17 Michelle Valmond michelle_valmond@jtpr.com 312 573 5491 Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission Joins Atlanta Leaders to Convene Town Hall on “Unfinished Work Race, Civility and Equality of Opportunity” Town Hall Event to Commemorate Lincoln Bicentennial, Explore the Impact

 
ALBC Event - Morril Conference - Oct. 23-24, 2009

2009 10 22 Michelle Valmond michelle_valmond@jtpr.com 312 573 5491 National Conference to Focus on Future of Public Universities, Lincoln’s Goal for American Education U.S. Senator Dick Durbin, Dr. Sam Pitroda join world renown experts to discuss achievements of the

 
MEDIA ADVISORY - Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission Sets November Meeting

2009 10 22 David Early dear@loc.gov 202 707 6998 MEDIA ADVISORY  Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission Sets November Meeting Washington – The 37th meeting of the national Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission will take place Sunday, October 25, on the campus of

 
ALBC EVENT - LINCOLN & JUÁREZ: IN MYTH AND MEMORY - Oct. 28, 2009

2009 10 16 David Early dear@loc.gov 202 707 6998 LINCOLN & JUÁREZ IN MYTH AND MEMORY Lecture to Explore the Pairing of Two Historical Giants Washington – Abraham Lincoln and Mexico’s Benito Juárez never met in person, but they were

 
ALBC EVENT - ABRAHAM LINCOLN & THE AMERICAN DREAM - October 12

2009 09 30 David Early dear@loc.gov 202 707 6998 ABRAHAM LINCOLN & THE AMERICAN DREAM Judge Ruben Castillo on Lincoln’s Leadership for a Multicultural World Washington – Abraham Lincoln likely never envisioned today’s multicultural society.  However, even in his day,

 
Lincoln Bicentennial Town Hall - Cincinnati

2009 09 04 David Early dear@loc.gov 202 707 6998 LINCOLN BICENTENNIAL NATIONAL TOWN HALL SERIES After Obama   Race and Politics in Cincinnati to Feature Former U.S. Congressman and UN Ambassador Andrew Young Two Public Watch Parties Cincinnati – Former Congressman

 
ALBC Town Hall - Cincinnati - After Obama: Race and Politics in Cincinnati

2009 08 24 Krystal Cleaver n a (513) 381 4033 Andrew Young to be Featured Guest on Live CET Program Special on Race and Politics in Cincinnati click above to read entire news release

 
US Mint 2009 One Cent Online Program

2009 06 24 Michael White N A (202) 354 7222 United States Mint Offers 2009 Lincoln Bicentennial One Cent Coins Through Online Subscription Program WASHINGTON – The United States Mint will offer two roll sets of the third and fourth

 
LINCOLN THE STATE LEGISLATOR

2009 06 22 David Early dear@loc.gov 202 707 6998 LINCOLN  THE STATE LEGISLATOR   National Legislative Summit to Explore 16th President’s Formative Years Washington – Abraham Lincoln was the 16th president of the United States.  Everyone knows that   What many people

 
EVENTS IN BRITAIN TO EXPLORE LINCOLN’S GLOBAL INFLUENCE, CELEBRATE BICENTENNIAL

2009 05 29 David Early dear@loc.gov 202 707 6998 EVENTS IN BRITAIN TO EXPLORE LINCOLN’S GLOBAL INFLUENCE, CELEBRATE BICENTENNIAL  Washington – British Prime Minister Gordon Brown and former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf have invoked Lincoln in support of their respective domestic

 
COLIN POWELL TO HONOR CIVIL RIGHTS PIONEER, NEW CITIZENS

2009 04 07 David Early dear@loc.gov 202 707 6998 COLIN POWELL TO HONOR CIVIL RIGHTS PIONEER, NEW CITIZENS Tribute Concert, Naturalization Ceremony at Lincoln Memorial on April 12 Washington – General Colin Powell will join the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission

 
Marian Anderson Tribute/Naturalization Ceremony at the Lincoln Memorial

2009 03 16 David Early dear@loc.gov 202 707 6998 DENYCE GRAVES, SWEET HONEY IN THE ROCK, CHICAGO CHILDREN’S CHOIR TO HONOR MARIAN ANDERSON Lincoln Bicentennial Event Marks 70th Anniversary of Civil Rights Landmark   Washington – When African American contralto

 
U.S.S. ABRAHAM LINCOLN TO HOST BICENTENNIAL TOWN HALL MEETING

2009 02 20 David Early dear@loc.gov 202 707 6998 U.S.S. ABRAHAM LINCOLN TO HOST BICENTENNIAL TOWN HALL MEETING   ‘Lincoln, Leadership, and the Military’ Washington – The goal of completing the nation’s “unfinished work,” as Abraham Lincoln challenged us at

 
D.C. BAKERIES ADD TO LINCOLN BICENTENNIAL ACTIVITIES

2009 02 13 David Early dear@loc.gov 202 707 6998 METROPOLITAN D.C. BAKERIES ADD TO LINCOLN BICENTENNIAL FESTIVITIES Log Cabin Themed Cakes Featured at Breakfast Washington – Some birthdays are really worth celebrating, and what’s a celebration without a cake?  The

 
Celebrate Lincoln’s 200th Birthday in the Nation’s Capitol!

2009 02 11 David Early dear@loc.gov 202 707 6998 Celebrate Lincoln’s 200th Birthday in the Nation’s Capitol Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission Announces Schedule of Events Washington – From sea to shining sea – and around the globe – school children,

 
Nationwide Lincoln Bicentennial Celebrations

2009 02 11 David Early dear@loc.gov 202 707 6998 FROM WASHINGTON TO . . . WELL, WASHINGTON … AND BEYOND Celebrating Lincoln’s 200th Birthday, Wherever You Are   Washington – There’s so much going on in Washington, D.C., to celebrate

 
MICHAEL FEINSTEIN, MAYA ANGELOU AND NIKKI GIOVANNI TO SALUTE LINCOLN IN SONG AND VERSE

2009 02 10 David Early dear@loc.gov 202 707 6998 MICHAEL FEINSTEIN, MAYA ANGELOU AND NIKKI GIOVANNI TO SALUTE LINCOLN IN SONG AND VERSE President Obama Invited to Speak on His Model’s 200th Birthday WASHINGTON – The invitations are out

 
ALBC National Teach-In

2009-01-29 David Early dear@loc.gov 202-707-6998 ABRAHAM LINCOLN BICENTENNIAL COMMISSION   AND HISTORY™ BRING HISTORY TO LIFE FOR AMERICA’S STUDENTS WITH AN ONLINE  NATIONAL TEACH-IN  HONORING LINCOLN’S BIRTH Featuring Prominent Lincoln Scholars Doris Kearns Goodwin, Harold Holze

 
Lincoln's 200th Birthday - Washington, DC

2009 02 11 David Early dear@loc.gov 202 707 6998 Celebrate Lincoln’s 200th Birthday in the Nation’s Capitol Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission Announces Schedule of Events Washington – From sea to shining sea – and around the globe – school children,

 
Loyola Students Launch Lincoln Bicentennial Website

2008 11 25 John Slania jslania@luc.edu 312 915 6524 Loyola Students Launch Interactive Website in Honor of Lincoln Bicentennial CHICAGO— Loyola University Chicago journalism students are celebrating the 200th birthday of one of our country’s greatest presidents, Abraham Lincoln,

 
ALBC Town Hall - Gettysburg

2008 11 19 Carla E. Pavlick cpavlick@gettysburg.edu 717 337 660 "LINCOLN’S LEGACY RACE, FREEDOM AND EQUALITY OF OPPORTUNITY" LINCOLN BICENTENNIAL COMMISSION SET TO LAUNCH FIRST NATIONAL TOWN HALL AT GETTYSBURG COLLEGE" What could be more timely, in this election

 
Lincoln Bicentennial Commemorative Coin

2008 11 19 David Early dear@loc.gov 202 707 6998 LINCOLN COMMEMORATIVE SILVER DOLLAR UNVEILED AT GETTYSBURG Words from the 1863 Address and Lincoln’s Image Appear on the Coin GETTYSBURG, Pa. – Abraham Lincoln doesn’t belong just on pennies anymore

 
Marian Anderson Tribute Concert

2008 11 17 David Early dear@loc.gov 202 707 6998 MARIAN ANDERSON TRIBUTE CONCERT TO STAR DENYCE GRAVES Lincoln Bicentennial Event Marks 70th Anniversary of Civil Rights Landmark Washington – When African American contralto Marian Anderson stirred the racially integrated crowd

 
Lincoln Bicentennial Commemorative Stamps

2008-10-30 David Early dear@loc.gov 202-707-6998 STAMP DESIGNS UNVEILED FOR LINCOLN BICENTENNIAL Bicentennial Commission Worked Closely with Postal Service Springfield, Ill. – Abraham Lincoln appears on more than 50 U.S. postage stamps – more than any other person.   Four m

 
POETRY EVENING TO HONOR ABRAHAM LINCOLN

2008 09 18 David Early dear@loc.gov 202 707 6998 POETRY EVENING TO HONOR ABRAHAM LINCOLN Sam Waterston, Joan Allen, NEA Chairman to Salute Lincoln’s 200th Birthday Washington – Abraham Lincoln – at various points in his life – was a

 
New Lincoln Penny

2008 09 22 David Early dear@loc.gov (202) 707 6998 NEW PENNY DESIGNS UNVEILED FOR LINCOLN BICENTENNIAL Bicentennial Commission Played Key Role in First Changes in 50 Years Washington – The Lincoln penny will have a new look in 2009 –

 
Rise Up and Hear: An Evening of Poetry Honoring Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln was not only a shopkeeper, surveyor, lawyer, legislator, politician and president.  At his core, Lincoln was a poet. 

 
C-SPAN's Lincoln 200 Years Programming Continues Sat., Aug. 2

The fifth installment of C-SPAN’s “Lincoln 200 Years” programming initiative airs on Saturday, August 2 from 8 - 10 p.m. ET.  (The program re-airs at 11 p.m. ET).

 
Lincoln Town Halls Strive for 16th President's Ideals

To mark the 200th anniversary of the 16th president’s birth, the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission has issued a call to action to all Americans: participate in the Bicentennial’s town hall meetings on race, freedom, and equality of opportunity in 2008 and 2009; advance Lincoln’s ideals; build a more perfect union.

 
Motorola Commemorates Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial by Funding Programs that Bring Lincoln’s Legacy to Life

 
Today the Motorola Foundation announced the first group of Motorola Abraham Lincoln grant recipients. The $750,000 grant program provides funding in two cycles for civic, education and cultural organizations that inspire and educate the public about Lincoln’s life and legacy.

 
C-SPAN to Air Lincoln Programming June 7

The third installment of C-SPAN’s “Lincoln 200 Years” programming initiative airs on Saturday, June 7 from 8 - 10 p.m. ET.  (The program re-airs at 11 p.m. ET).

 
Karen Winnick, Children's Author, Joins ALBC's Advisory Committee

Monday, May 19, 2008

Children’s Author, Illustrator Karen Winnick Joins
Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission’s Advisory Committee

 
Lincoln Bicentennial Launches Blog

Monday, May 12, 2008
Lincoln Bicentennial Launches Blog

 
$100,000 Motorola Foundation Grant

Thursday, May 8, 2008
$100,000 Motorola Foundation Grant Announced:
Bicentennial Gala Will Fete 16th President

 
Mothers to Receive Tulip Trees at Lincoln Event

Friday, May 2, 2008
Mothers to Receive Free Tulip Trees at Event Celebrating Lincoln Bicentennial

 
NJ Governor Appoints Michael Riccards State Liaison

Friday, May 2, 2008
New Jersey Governor Appoints Michael Riccards As Liaison

 
ALBC and C-SPAN

Friday, February 8, 2008
C-SPAN’s Live Coverage of Inaugural Ceremony from Lincoln's Birthplace Part of Network’s Upcoming Programming: “LINCOLN: 200 YEARS”

 
Illinois Searches for 'Voice of Lincoln'

Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Illinois ALBC Searches for “Voice of Lincoln:”
Contest Winner Will Record Public Service Announcements

 
Lincoln on Leadership Symposium Available on YouTube

 Friday, February 29, 2008
‘LINCOLN ON LEADERSHIP’ SYMPOSIUM AVAILABLE ON YouTube
Doris Kearns Goodwin Lecture Part of Lincoln Bicentennial Inaugural Events

 
Virtual Hodgenville to Trump Mother Nature

Thursday, February 28, 2008
A “virtual Hodgenville” will allow visitors to hear the music and read the speeches weather temporarily silenced.

 
First Lady Laura Bush to Address Lincoln Bicentennial Inaugural Ceremony

Wednesday, February 6, 2008
First Lady Laura Bush to Address Lincoln Bicentennial Inaugural Ceremony

 
Lincoln and the Jews

Tuesday, November 27, 2007
“Lincoln and the Jews” Event Set for January 13
Lincoln Bicentennial Commission, Jewish Museum to Mark Florida Jewish History Month

 
Former Congressmen Kemp and Gray to Co-Chair Lincoln Bicentennial Cabinet

Wednesday, May 2, 2007
Former Congressmen Kemp and Gray to Co-Chair Lincoln Bicentennial Cabinet

 
C-SPAN To Air Roundtable Discussion on Presidents’ Day

Friday, February 16, 2007
C-SPAN To Air Roundtable Discussion on Presidents’ Day

 
New Images on Coin’s Reverse Will Mark Lincoln’s 200th Birthday

Thursday, December 22, 2005
New Images on Coin’s Reverse Will Mark Lincoln’s 200th Birthday

 
Recommendations for the Commemoration of Lincoln’s 200th Birthday

Thursday, June 24, 2004
ABRAHAM LINCOLN BICENTENNIAL COMMISSION REPORTS TO CONGRESS
Recommendations for the Commemoration of Lincoln’s 200th Birthday Include Minting of Bicentennial Penny and Creation of Lincoln Memorial Celebration

 
President Signs Bill Extending Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission

Tuesday, July 15, 2003
President Signs Bill Extending Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission S. 858 will extend the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission through 2009

 

 
American Public Invited

Saturday, February 3, 2003
American Public Invited to Provide Ideas and Concepts for 2009 Lincoln Bicentennial Observance

 
Bicentennial Commission Launches Web Site

Monday, June 10, 2002
Commission Launches Web Site, Seeks Public Input for Ways to Commemorate 200th Anniversary of Lincoln's Birthday