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Contact: Ellen McLean, Publicity Coordinator
Phone: 601-968-5805
Fax: 601-968-5917

“Abraham Lincoln: A New Birth of Freedom” Program at Five Jackson Hinds Library System Branches

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Kevin Wood as Abraham Lincoln / Photo by Brian Schultz

JACKSON, MS – Kevin Wood, a professional Abraham Lincoln presenter who bears a striking resemblance to the 16th U.S. president, will give a historical presentation entitled “Abraham Lincoln: A New Birth of Freedom” in February at five Jackson Hinds Library System locations. The presentation centers on the 12 turbulent years from 1854-1865, when the slavery issue that had been divisive from the very beginning of our country came to a head and nearly broke us apart.

Hear about the historical background (beginning with the Declaration of Independence), the events which led Mr. Lincoln back into politics in the mid-1850s, the ever-escalating increase in tensions, Mr. Lincoln’s election as President, and of course the Civil War. You’ll hear directly from some of Mr. Lincoln’s best-known speeches and writings, and you will be inspired to hope as he did for a “new birth of freedom” for our country. The presentation will be given by Mr. Wood at the following dates, times and locations:

Thursday, February 20, 2020

10:00 a.m.
Willie Morris Library, 4912 Old Canton Road, Jackson, MS 39211
(601) 987-8181

1:00 p.m.
Lois A. Flagg Library, 105 Williamson Ave., Edwards, MS 39066
(601) 852-2230

4:00 p.m.
Medgar Evers Library, 4215 Medgar Evers Blvd., Jackson, MS 39213
(601) 982-2867

7:00 p.m.
Quisenberry Library, 605 East Northside Drive, Clinton, MS 39056
(601) 924-5684

Friday, February 21, 2020

10:30 a.m.
Bolden Moore Library, 1444 Wiggins Road, Jackson, MS 39209
(601) 922-6076

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Each program is 60 minutes long and includes a Q&A. The presentation is suitable for adults and children ages six and up.

For more information, please contact one of the library branches above or visit

Please publicize this information to notify the community of this special upcoming program. Thank you.

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