Sunday, February 8, 2009

Is your school joining the Lincoln Teach-In? There's still time.

Good media relations people keep plugging their stories anyway they can, as long as they can, and the U.S. Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission staff is doing just that - even if it takes working weekends to get the word out. I had a reminder mail yesterday about the commission's National Teach-In. You won't want to miss it.

Two of my favorite Lincoln scholars, who have both so kindly answered my many questions, inspired me, believed in me and even mentored me, will be leading the event, along with another quintessential Lincoln scholar I've yet to meet, but would feel privileged to.

Be sure to watch Harold Holzer, head of the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission and author of more than 30 Lincoln books, Matthew Pinsker, author of Lincoln's Sanctuary, and Doris Kearns Goodwin, author of Team of Rivals. Best wishes, guys. I know the Teach-In is in good hands. Ms. Goodwin, I look forward to the day when we, too, can meet. Happy Bicentennial and thanks to all of you.

From the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission

Dear schools, libraries, museums and learning centers:

Join the over 4000+ educational organizations and sign up for the ALBC National Teach-in. Organized with and broadcasted live from the National Archives in Washington, DC, this special ALBC event features Lincoln scholars, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Matthew Pinsker and Harold Holzer, sharing their expertise and answering students questions from all over the country.Educators and students nationwide can tune-in and view this LIVE webcast online at Teachers, students, and families can also find enrichment resources and study guides which may be used at any time and/or can help prepare for the event.

ALBC National Teach-in
Thursday, February 12, 2009
1:30 PM EST
Live at National Archives - Washington, DC

Sign up now at Learn more about the Bicentennial celebrations happening around the nation at

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