VPR’s Jane Lindholm talks with Presidential Scholar and biographer Willard Sterne Randall and with Seth Bongartz of Manchester’s Hildene, the former home of Robert Todd Lincoln about some of the key decisions Abraham Lincoln made during his presidency and consider how they resonate with our own times.
We examine some of the key decisions of Abraham Lincoln’s presidency, and how they resonate today. Steve Zind on the ringing of bells to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Lincoln’s birth. And Bennington College President Liz Coleman and the role higher education ought to play in keeping Democracy vital.
Vermont volunteers are gearing up to celebrate the 200th
anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s birth next year. Organizers
say it is "altogether fitting and proper" that the celebration will take place
without a penny of public funding.