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EZ-50280-09Education Programs: Faculty Humanities WorkshopsAbraham Lincoln FoundationLincoln and Leadership11/1/2008 - 6/30/2009$30,000.00Barbara Mitnick   Abraham Lincoln FoundationPhiladelphiaPA19102-3003USA2008U.S. HistoryFaculty Humanities WorkshopsEducation Programs300000300000

The applicant has requested a Chairman's grant of $30,000 to support symposium, Lincoln and Leadership, as part of a year-long bicentennial celebration of the birth of Abraham Lincoln. The symposium will take place on April 18, 2009, at the historic Union League in Center City Philadelphia, which possesses a major collection of Lincolniana that will be displayed through the bicentennial year. The symposium will be free and open to the public and focus on Lincoln's far-reaching moral, political, and military leadership. A full marketing plan assures that the 300-seat auditorium will be filled by advance reservation. The symposium will feature prominent historians of the subject, including James McPherson of Princeton University and Randall Miller of St. Joseph's University (both confirmed). Mark Neely of Penn State University and Harry Stout of Yale University both invited). Barbara Mitnick, a member of the President's Committee on Arts & Humanities, will serve as project manager. The NEH Chairman's Grant of $30,000 will cover nearly all the $31,123.08 in costs (program coordinator, administrative support, speakers' fees, travel, marketing, printing, etc.); the remainder will be picked up by the Foundation.

Scholarly Symposium "Lincoln as Leader"