Religion and the Slavery Question

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Presentation Date/Time:

Thursday, March 2, 2017; 10-10:50am CT and 1-1:50pm CT

Presenter Info:

John George, Park Guide

Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park

Program Description:

Throughout the early nineteenth century, churches struggled - and divided - over the issue of slavery.  Abraham Lincoln’s lifelong opposition to slavery was influenced by his parent’s membership in a church that split over the “peculiar institution.”  This session explores how the slavery question played out in church as it did in the political arena, eventually leading to Civil War.

Grade Level:

6-8

Location: 
virtual
Date and Time: 
Thu, March 2, 2017 - 11:00 AM
Event Type: 
Videoconference

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