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Northern Essex Remembers Lincoln

Submitted by on March 31, 2015 – 3:17 pm
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Lincoln’s death commemorated 150 years after his assassination.

Northern Essex Community College will present a morning long event, “NECC Remembers President Lincoln 150 Years Later” to commemorate the anniversary of his assassination on Tuesday, April 14, beginning at 9:15 a.m. in the Hartleb Technology Center on the Haverhill Campus, 100 Elliott St.

This event is free and open to the public.

The morning will begin with a welcome by NECC President Lane Glenn followed by a reading of the Gettysburg Address by Northern Essex theater professor Jim Murphy.

From 9:45 until 10:30 a.m., Dr Heather Cox Richardson, a professor of history at Boston College, will present the keynote address titled “Abraham Lincoln and the Meaning of America.”  Dr. Richardson is an expert in 19th century American and Civil War History and she is the author of 5 books on American politics. 

Beginning at 10:45 a.m. until noon there will be a panel of NECC faculty discussing selected topics including Andrew Morse – “Lincoln and the Legislature”; Stephen Russell – “The Merrimack Valley in the Civil War”; and Thomas Greene – “Stake of the Union: Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter”. Katie Formosi, vice president of NECC’s Contemporary Affairs Club will moderate the event.

At noon there will a staged reading of Act 3, Scene 2 of “Our American Cousin,” by NECC theater students followed by a moment of silence

Throughout the morning, Lincoln ephemera from NECC Professor Rich Padova’s private collection will be on display in the Tech Center.

This presentation is part of Movers, Shakers and Opinion Makers, a series sponsored by the Northern Essex Community College Global Studies Department.  The series launched in September with a presentation by Dr. Howard Dean, former Governor of Vermont, presidential candidate, and chair of the Democratic National Committee. 

 Northern Essex offers an associate degree in liberal arts with a political science option that is designed for transfer to a four-year bachelor degree program.  Graduates will be able to pursue many career paths, and may find work in public administration, business, politics, law, education, and more.

For additional information visit the Movers, Shakers, and Opinion Makers website or contact Rich Padova, Global Studies Department, or 978 556-3297.