In celebration of his books To Address You As My Friend: African American Letters to Abraham Lincoln and A House Built By Slaves: African American Visitors to the Lincoln White House, Ford’s Theatre is proud to present this unprecedented book talk with acclaimed Lincoln scholar Dr. Jonathan W. White, historian Dr. Edna Greene Medford and dramaturg Denise J. Hart. Blended with their conversation, we will feature letters and excerpts of the books read aloud by actors, followed by a book signing.
“The edited collection of letters to President Lincoln, many of them never published until now, illuminates the fears and desires of Civil War-era African Americans as they dealt with the problems of the day and the uncertain future that awaited them.” – Dr. Edna Greene Medford
We invite you to join us as we bring to life previously unheard African American voices of those who wrote letters to Lincoln and who visited him at the White House. Tickets to this event are free and can be reserved below.