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Abraham Lincoln: His Life and His Legacy

Humphreys, Bill; Taylor, Chip; Kanopy (Firm)
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Video; Streaming Video; Online
Summary
April 14th, 1865, just 5 days after Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered at the Appomattox Courthouse, ending the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln was shot by John Wilkes Booth and would die the next day. This one violent act shocked a nation that for the previous 4 years had struggled through the deadliest conflict in its history. Abraham Lincoln, the man, had died. But, today, every human being who values their freedom, who respects and honors their inalienable rights, understands that the legacy of Lincoln lives on. Thus begins the incomparable story of America's 16th president, forever to be known as "The Great Emancipator." In this biographical documentary we explore the life story of this historical icon, born in a one-room log cabin in Kentucky, largely self-educated, who became an able and respected lawyer in Illinois; involved himself in politics, which led to the famous Lincoln-Douglas debates; then, in 1860, to his election as president, where his leadership as Commander-in-Chief held the Union together during the nation's bloodiest conflict. We visualize his strength of character in issuing The Emancipation Proclamation, which declared the end of slavery in America, during the height of the Civil War; we call to mind the events prior to and after his assassination; we reflect on his famous House Divided speech, as well as The Gettysburg Address; and in the context of Civil Rights, Women's Right to Vote, and the U.S. Constitution, we pay tribute to Lincoln's greatest legacy: freedom.
Release Date
2010
Language
In English
Notes
  • Title from title frames.
  • In Process Record.
Published
[San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2015.
Recording Info
Originally produced by Chip Taylor Communications in 2010.
Publisher no.
1129077 Kanopy
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Mode of access: World Wide Web.
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