June 1, 2016, 9:00am ET - 11:30am ETPlease join us for discussions about the effects of climate change through the lens of social and environmental justice. These conversations will be led by industry experts, government officials, and respected academics and will address key solutions to climate change.
June 1, 2016, 12:00pm ET - 1:00pm ET
Please join the Center for American Progress for a fascinating discussion with author Sidney Blumenthal about the first installment in his multivolume examination of the political mind of President Abraham Lincoln. The series looks at the genius of Lincoln from his obscure beginnings to his presidency, assassination, and the overthrow of his post-Civil War dreams of Reconstruction. The first volume, A Self-Made Man, traces Lincoln from his painful youth, describing himself as “a slave,” to his emergence as the man we recognize as Abraham Lincoln. From his youth as a “newsboy,” a voracious newspaper reader, Lincoln became a free thinker, reading Thomas Paine, as well as Shakespeare and the Bible, and studying Euclid to sharpen his arguments as a lawyer. Lincoln’s anti-slavery thinking began in his childhood amid the Primitive Baptist anti-slavery dissidents in backwoods Kentucky and Indiana, the roots of his repudiation of Southern Christian pro-slavery theology.