The Ph.D. Program in History

at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York

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October 1 Gotham Center: Mourning Lincoln in New York City


Mourning Lincoln in New York City


Thursday, October 1
6:30-8 PM


Martin E. Segal Theater

The Graduate Center, CUNY
365 Fifth Avenue, btw. 34th & 35th St.

New Yorkers both grieved and rejoiced when word of Lincoln’s assassination reached the city, pondering black freedom, the fate of the Confederacy, and the very future of the nation. Public responses to Lincoln’s assassination have been well chronicled, but Martha Hodes is the first to delve into personal responses across the country, both despairing and gleeful, investigating this tranformative event on a human scale. The prize-winning historian will be speaking about local reactions, based on her new book on the subject.


Free and open to the public; no RSVP required.
Seating, as always, is “first come, first served.”
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