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Lincoln & New York: The City That Made Him President

Monday, April 19
12 – 1 p.m.

Join us for an interactive virtual experience presented by the New-York Historical Society. This event is part of Forever Learning Month.

On February 27, 1860, Abraham Lincoln took the stage at Cooper Union and delivered an address to a crowd of 1,500 people. This speech catapulted Lincoln onto the national stage and helped propel him to the White House just one year later. In this interactive, virtual presentation, learn about New York during this era and why the city was instrumental in creating and sustaining the evolving image of Lincoln as a partisan politician, statesman, wartime commander in chief, emancipator, and ultimately a martyr for the Union.


This event is open to alumni.