I had the pleasure of participating in the DC Historical Society Annual Conference this weekend. The conference focused on the 50th anniversary of the civil unrest of 1968, a pivotal moment in the history of the District. I was there to speak about the man who played a large role in creating the civil rights movement – Abraham Lincoln.
On Friday I spent much of the day manning the Lincoln Group of DC table. Joined by Lincoln Group President John Elliff, Vice President John O’Brien, and fellow authors Elizabeth Smith Brownstein and Carl Adams, we provided information on the group and sold signed copies of our books.
On Saturday I was the sole presenter in the “Author Talks” segment. I had the opportunity to spend close to an hour with the attendees. After giving a presentation on Lincoln: The Man Who Saved America, I entertained questions from an engaged group of Lincoln and DC aficionados. I was even asked about my other books on Tesla and Edison. Being able to interact with people who are truly interested in history and your writing is truly a privilege.
More information about the DC Historical Society can be found on their website. Meanwhile, I’m headed up to Gettysburg next week for the annual Lincoln Forum conference and the Battlefield Dedication day where good friend George Buss will present Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. Lincoln Forum Vice-Chair Harold Holzer is the keynote speaker for the event.
For those in the DC area, I’ll also be speaking at the Lincoln Group of DC luncheon on December 12th. Check out the website and sign up now for this great event that will also feature Elizabeth Smith Brownstein and Carl Adams.
David J. Kent is the author of Lincoln: The Man Who Saved America, now available. His previous books include Tesla: The Wizard of Electricity and Edison: The Inventor of the Modern World (both Fall River Press). He has also written two e-books: Nikola Tesla: Renewable Energy Ahead of Its Time and Abraham Lincoln and Nikola Tesla: Connected by Fate.
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