Kate Masur, Historian/Associate Professor at Northwestern University
Masur is a history professor at Northwestern University whose research speciality is the Civil War era. She has published widely on race and politics, and on Lincoln’s relationship with African Americans. Her recent work includes co-authorship of a major report on Reconstruction for the National Park Service and the rerelease of They Knew Lincolnby John E. Washington, a largely forgotten 1942 classic in African American history and Lincoln studies. Part memoir and part history, They Knew Lincoln is an account of the author’s childhood among African Americans in Washington, DC, and of the black people who knew or encountered Abraham and Mary Lincoln. (About Kate Masur |Purchase Tickets)
Carla Knorowski, CEO of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation
Cast members from The Heavens Are Hung in Black will read selected essays from Gettysburg Replies, edited by Carla Knorowski. All essays of 272 words, the length of the Gettyburg Address, are written by such notable figures as Barack Obama, Sally Jewell, Nikki Giovanni, Bill Clinton and Samuel Harris.
Carla Knorowski is the CEO of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation and writes a regular column for the foundation’s magazine, Four Score and Seven. A former managing director of the Chicago Humanities Festival, she earned her Ph.D. in public policy and political science from the University of Illinois at Chicago and has been recognized as a Point of Light by President George H.W. Bush and the Points of Light Foundation. (Purchase Tickets)
Daniel R. Weinberg, President of the AbrahamLincoln Book Shop, Inc.
The Abraham Lincoln Book Shop, Inc. has an international reputation as experts in the buying, selling, appraisal and authentication of historical, literary, artistic, and museum properties etc. It is the second oldest book shop in Chicago, founded in 1938.
Daniel is co-author of Lincoln’s Assassins: Their Trial and Execution and he has lectured extensively on the subject. He has appeared on C-Span, History Channel, WTTW and numerous other media outlets. He has served as Director of the Lincoln Forum, the AbrahamLincoln Association, the Lincoln Group of Wisconsin and was a member of the official Advisory Committee to the Federal AbrahamLincoln Bicentennial Commission, as well as Executive Vice-President of the Professional Autograph Dealers and President of The Manuscript Society. He is also the founder of Virtual Book Signing and Author’s Voice®; interactive platforms designed to bring the experience of a book signing to any device in any place across the world. Currently, He serves on both the Board of Trustees and its Executive Board for Lincoln College, Lincoln, Illinois. Daniel pursued his undergraduate work, in history, at Temple University, Philadelphia, and his graduate work, in the same field, at New York University, New York City. (About Abraham Lincoln Book Shop, Inc. |Purchase Tickets)