Black History Month Lecture with Harold Holzer

Harold Holzer (courtesy Harold Holzer)

Award-winning writer and lecturer Harold Holzer will give the U.S. Capitol Historical Society’s 2017 Black History Month Lecture on Wednesday, February 15 at noon. His talk will feature visual depictions of Abraham Lincoln that appear in the Capitol, especially those that include images related to Emancipation, and the artists that created them.

This EVENT will be held at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Building at 200 Maryland Ave. NE, Washington, DC 20002. The event is co-sponsored by the Lincoln Group of DC. It is free and open to the public, although PRE-REGISTRATION is requested as space may be limited.

Francis Bicknell Carpenter’s First Reading of the Emancipation Proclamation by President Lincoln hangs in the west staircase of the Senate wing of the Capitol. (Courtesy U.S. Senate Collection)

Holzer is the Jonathan F. Fanton Director of Hunter College’s Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute and has authored, co-authored, or edited 52 books, most of which focus on Abraham Lincoln and the culture and politics of the Civil War period. He has won numerous awards, including the National Humanities Medal, the Gilder-Lehrman Lincoln Prize, the Mark Lynton History Prize (Columbia University School of Journalism), the Hazel-Dicken Garcia Award, and the Goldsmith Book Prize (John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University).