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September 9, 2009 > Hayward to hear about Abraham Lincoln

Hayward to hear about Abraham Lincoln

Submitted By Myron Freedman

Author and historian Gerald Henig will separate fact from fiction as he discusses Abraham Lincoln's legacy as emancipator, constitutionalist and architect of reconstruction in a talk on Thursday, September 10th at 6 p.m. at the Hayward Area Historical Society.

2009 is the bicentennial of Lincoln's birth and across the nation museums, universities, libraries, and communities are delving into the story of one of the most examined presidencies in American history. The Hayward Area Historical Society invites you to our own program for the Hayward area during the 200th anniversary of Lincoln's birth.

Gerald Henig is emeritus professor of history at California State University, East Bay, where he has taught for 39 years. One of the most-decorated teachers on campus, he has received the Outstanding Professor Award and is a four-time winner of the Pi Kappa Delta Best Lecturer Award.

A graduate of Brooklyn College, Henig earned his M.A. from the University of Wisconsin and his Ph.D. in American History from The Graduate Center, City University of New York which honored him with its Annual Alumni Achievement Award in 2008.

He has written numerous articles on the history of the Civil War and authored several books including co-authoring "A Nation Transformed: How the Civil War Changed America Forever."

Abraham Lincoln
Thursday, September 10
6 p.m.
Hayward Area Historical Society
22701 Main Street, Hayward
(510) 581-0223
www.haywardareahistory.org

Adults - $5; Students and seniors - $3; HAHS members - Free.

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