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CNN, September 19, 2017 — On CNN today, the Students Opposing Slavery Summit at President Lincoln’s Cottage was featured with the headline, “Students take up Lincoln’s fight to end slavery: Teens from around the world attended the Students Opposing Slavery summit, held at the cottage where Abraham Lincoln drafted the Emancipation Proclamation.”
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And don’t miss our October 2017 cover story on the GratefulAmericanFoundation.com featuring the Summit.
“Madison’s Gift: Five Partnerships That Built America”
By David O. Stewart
419 pp., Simon & Schuster
Reviewed by Dr. Márcia Balisciano
Founding Director, Benjamin Franklin House, London
James Madison’s gift, referred to in the title of David O. Stewart’s impressively researched biography, was his ability to partner with others to ensure a fledgling nation found stability in uncertain times. In exploring his relationship with five pivotal figures – Alexander Hamilton, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Monroe and Dolley Madison – he also reveals Madison’s many gifts. In particular, his “profound yet affable brilliance,” expressed through studied and reasoned analysis, and quiet, yet heartfelt, oratory, helped realize a Constitution and a national government capable of a peaceful transition of power and adequate defence in war. Read More…
July 11, 2017, Architectural Digest — Reporter Nick Mafi explains, “Liberty Hall Museum — which is located on the campus of Kean University, one of New Jersey’s largest state schools — has been going through an extensive renovation,” with the goal of recreating each era of history. Recently, the museum “discovered several cases of Madeira wine from 1796 that had been shipped from Portugal for the celebration of John Adams’ presidency. Read More…
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