4/19/15: President Lincoln’s Legacy / Emancipation Proclamation

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In honor of the 150th anniversary of President Lincoln’s assassination, Stephen Henderson sits down with prominent Lincoln historian Doris Kearns Goodwin to discuss his battle against slavery and what his legacy is today.  They also discuss the legacy of Lyndon Johnson, his relationship with the Civil Rights Movement and his controversial portrayal in the Oscar nominated film, “Selma.” 

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Kim Trent takes us back through the timeline of African-American life in Detroit. This week’s events honor the Mayor Roy Lightfoot, Barry Sanders, and Freda Payne. 

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This video, courtesy of The Henry Ford Museum, highlights one of President Lincoln’s most significant executive orders: The Emancipation Proclamation. 

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Lincoln historian Doris Kearns Goodwin

The Henry Ford Museum

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