Evening Lecture: Lincoln, the Black Man's President

Thursday February 17

7:00 PM  –  9:30 PM

This event is in person at the Museum and livestreamed. 

Event Description

Encounter the remarkable story of the relationship between Abraham Lincoln and the Black community during the crucible of the Civil War with Jonathan White, author of A House Built By Slaves. Mariners will appreciate Jonathan’s attention to the sailors and soldiers who met with or wrote to Lincoln.

Attendees are welcome to ask Jonathan any comments or questions during the presentation, and he will answer them following the lecture.

For those attending in person, Jonathan will remain after the lecture to autograph his book A House Built By Slaves.

This lecture is part of the Museum’s programming to celebrate Black History Month.

Helpful Registration Information

This Evening Lecture will be in person in the Museum's Main Lobby and livestreamed.

Attending in person? This program is $10 for guests, and free for Mariners’ Museum Members. Seating is limited, and chairs will be spaced out for social distancing in compliance with current CDC safety protocols for COVID-19. Should you find you are unable to attend, please call us at (757) 596-2222 to cancel your reservation so that another history fan can attend.

Watching remotely? This program is free to watch and you do not need a Zoom account to participate. When joining the lecture, you will be asked to enter your name and email address.

If you would like to register for multiple events at one time, select the “Add Events” link at the top when viewing your cart. 

After you have completed your registration, you will receive a confirmation email that will include the link to use on the day of the lecture. Please save your confirmation email!

Advance registration is required whether you attend the lecture in person or online.

For additional assistance, questions or support, please contact customerservice@MarinersMuseum.org