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Lincoln on the Civil War, a Reading & Discussion program at JCAL

Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning 161-04 Jamaica Avenue, Queens, NY

In recent times, the press has speculated that due to the growing polarization of US politics, perhaps a American civil war is in the offing. This fall, JCAL Reads, supported by a grant from Humanities New York, isn't looking to stoke such speculation so much as gain a historical perspective on what this means. By examining some of the Abraham Lincoln's addresses on freedom, civic duty, slavery and the Constitution both before and during his Presidency -- from his 1838 “Address to the Young Men’s Lyceum of Springfield, Illinois” to his famous “House Divided” speech -- we will reflect on […]

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Lincoln on the Civil War, a Reading & Discussion program at JCAL

Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning 161-04 Jamaica Avenue, Queens, NY

In recent times, the press has speculated that due to the growing polarization of US politics, perhaps a American civil war is in the offing. This fall, JCAL Reads, supported by a grant from Humanities New York, isn't looking to stoke such speculation so much as gain a historical perspective on what this means. By examining some of the Abraham Lincoln's addresses on freedom, civic duty, slavery and the Constitution both before and during his Presidency -- from his 1838 “Address to the Young Men’s Lyceum of Springfield, Illinois” to his famous “House Divided” speech -- we will reflect on […]

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Lincoln on the Civil War, a Reading & Discussion program at JCAL

Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning 161-04 Jamaica Avenue, Queens, NY

In recent times, the press has speculated that due to the growing polarization of US politics, perhaps a American civil war is in the offing. This fall, JCAL Reads, supported by a grant from Humanities New York, isn't looking to stoke such speculation so much as gain a historical perspective on what this means. By examining some of the Abraham Lincoln's addresses on freedom, civic duty, slavery and the Constitution both before and during his Presidency -- from his 1838 “Address to the Young Men’s Lyceum of Springfield, Illinois” to his famous “House Divided” speech -- we will reflect on […]

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James Baldwin’s America, a Reading & Discussion program at Woodstock Public Library

NY

Author Sheila Isenberg will lead a discussion group reading the novels of James Baldwin at Woodstock Library. In six sessions, this course will examine two novels by James Baldwin in an attempt to understand their relevance to this country’s history — in terms of slavery, racism, relations between blacks and whites, and the continuance of social and cultural behaviors that separate blacks and whites. “Americans cannot afford not to see how the legacies of slavery and Jim Crow shape the present,” Baldwin has written. “Our blindness, in other words, is lethal.”