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DOI Library Park Ranger Speaker Series - "A Majestic Century on the National Mall: The Centennial Anniversary of the Lincoln Memorial Dedication" - Tuesday, May 17th, 1:00 pm ET

  • 1.  DOI Library Park Ranger Speaker Series - "A Majestic Century on the National Mall: The Centennial Anniversary of the Lincoln Memorial Dedication" - Tuesday, May 17th, 1:00 pm ET

    Posted 05-10-2022 11:33
    Hi Everyone -

    Please join us via webinar for our next free Department of the Interior Library Park Ranger Speaker Series lecture, entitled "A Majestic Century on the National Mall: The Centennial Anniversary of the Lincoln Memorial Dedication" on Tuesday, May 17th from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm ET.

    May 2022 marks the 100th anniversary of the dedication of the Lincoln Memorial. An estimated crowd of 50,000 attended the dedication, while as many as two million listened across the country via the new medium of radio. Speakers included President Warren G. Harding, former president and Chief Justice of the United States William Howard Taft and Dr. Robert Russa Moton, principal of the Tuskegee Institute. The latter, despite his remarks promoting racial equality, addressed a segregated audience that day, a symbol not only how far the nation had come, but how much work remained. Please join Park Ranger Bethany Bagent for a look back at the Lincoln Memorial dedication and to hear more about those who participated in the dedication, their objectives, and how the event was generally received. Not all who attended viewed it as celebratory. See how the opening ceremony impacted the legacy of the Lincoln Memorial and how that legacy has evolved over time.

    All that are interested are invited. Please go to the following link to request webinar registration information:

    If the registration link above does not work at your location, you may also register using the Library's Online Contact Form at https://www.doi.gov/library/interior-library-contact-form. Please list the title of the program you wish to attend on the subject line.

    You may contact the Library by phone at (202) 208-5815 or by e-mail at library@ios.doi.gov for more information about this program. For more information about DOI Library resources and services, please visit the DOI Library's website, located at http://www.doi.gov/library.

    We hope you can join virtually on May 17th!


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    George Franchois
    Director - U.S. Dept. of the Interior Library
    Office of the Secretary - Office of Facilities and Administrative Services (OFAS)
    1849 C Street, NW, Room 1151, MS 1151
    Washington, DC 20240
    E-Mail: George_Franchois@ios.doi.gov
    Phone: (202) 208-3796
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    Library URL: http://www.doi.gov/library
    OFAS URL: http://www.doi.gov/ofas

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