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The Jefferson Educational Society invites speakers from around the world to speak on a broad range of globally important issues each year as part of our Global Summit Speaker Series.
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Understanding Lincoln: Life and Legacy of Our 16th President

November 13th,2019 | 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Jefferson Educational Society
Professor / Instructor / Speaker: EDNA GREENE MEDFORD

Professor of the Department of History's
graduate and undergraduate programs
at Howard University; Specializes in 19th
Century African-American History; Author
of Lincoln and Emancipation.


Edna Greene Medford, Ph.D. is Professor of History at Howard University, where she has taught for more than three decades. She has authored, co-authored, or edited four books and numerous scholarly articles and book chapters on slavery, the Civil War, and Reconstruction, including Lincoln and Emancipation; The Emancipation Proclamation: Three Views (with Harold Holzer and Frank Williams); and Historical Perspectives of the African Burial Ground Project: New York Blacks and the Diaspora. She serves on several national advisory boards and is a frequent contributor to historical documentaries and programs. Dr. Medford is the recipient of a number of awards that include the special bicentennial edition (2009) of the “Order of Lincoln,” the Lincoln Diploma of Honor, awarded by Lincoln Memorial University (2014); the Alumni Achievement Award from the College of Liberal Arts, University of Illinois at Urbana (2013), and Professor of the Year Award from the Howard University Student Association (2013). She recently completed a year of service as interim dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Howard.