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Thursday, March 2, 2017; 10-10:50am CT and 1-1:50pm CT
John George, Park Guide
Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park
Throughout the early nineteenth century, churches struggled - and divided - over the issue of slavery. Abraham Lincoln’s lifelong opposition to slavery was influenced by his parent’s membership in a church that split over the “peculiar institution.” This session explores how the slavery question played out in church as it did in the political arena, eventually leading to Civil War.