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Archive for January 27th, 2012

Abe Lincoln and Jefferson Davis Impersonators Coming to CSU

Join us for Up Close and Personal with Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis, a  reenactment of Abraham Lincoln delivering the Gettysburg Address, as well as Lincoln’s Last Debate:  Confrontation at Hampton Roads, a one-act play in which Lincoln and Davis are interviewed by a Cleveland Plain Dealer reporter in 1865.  The event takes place on Wednesday, February 8, 2012, 3:30pm-5pm at Waetjen Auditorium.    Waetjen Auditorium is the the CSU Music and Communications Building, just east of the law school on Euclid Avenue.  Directions and map.

The play features Mel Maurer, Lincoln Reenactor and Past-President of the Cleveland Civil War Roundtable, William Vodrey, Past-President of the Cleveland Civil War Roundtable and John Fazio, Past-President of the Cleveland Civil War Roundtable.

This event is in conjunction with Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War: An Exhibition, a travelling exhibit hosted at C|M|LAW.  See the exhibit web site for more information, as well as research resources concerning Lincoln and the Constitution.

The Hampton Roads Conference was an 1865 meeting between Lincoln and Confederate officials to discuss a peace agreement.