Discover the personal side of Abraham Lincoln. The program covers the great man’s formative years, his courtship and marriage, the beginnings and development of his abolitionist view point, and his first – though not very successful – trip to Congress. Discussion points also include the causes of the Civil War, major events and turning points within the war, the Emancipation Proclamation, and the Gettysburg Address.
First Person Interpreter
Bob Gleason was trained in Theater by performing in 60+ productions at West Chester University. A member of the Army’s Special Services Chorus, Mr. Gleason shared his four-octave vocal talents as a goodwill ambassador touring the US and Germany. Joining the American Historical Theatre as James Wilson in 1991, the Bicentennial for the Bill of Rights. Mr. Gleason had been portraying this Founding Father for the Freedoms Foundation of Valley Forge since 1985.
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