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In this Scholar Session, be a part of moderator Harold Holzer, Edna Greene Medford, and John Avlon, 3 of the outstanding historians featured on-screen in CNN’s six-element docuseries Lincoln: Divided We Stand as Lincoln they talk the series, which recently concluded. Holzer will moderate the verbal exchange with participant Q&A on the stop.
Full Scholar Bios:
Harold Holzer is the Jonathan F. Fanton Director of The Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College in New York, a publish he assumed in 2015 after 23 years as senior vice president of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
For six years (2010-sixteen), Holzer additionally served as chairman of the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Foundation; for the previous 10 he became co-chair of the U. S. Lincoln Bicentennial Commission, appointed via President Clinton. In 2008, Holzer was presented the National Humanities Medal by means of President George W. Bush. In 2013, he wrote the Lincoln essay in the reputable program for the re-inauguration of President Obama.
Holzer is the writer, co-author, or editor of fifty four books on Lincoln and the Civil War. His Lincoln and the Power of the Press gained the 2015 Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize, the Mark Lynton History Prize from the Columbia University School of Journalism, and the Goldsmith Prize from the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard’s Kennedy School. His modern-day books are Monument Man: The Life and Art of Daniel Chester French (2019), and The Presidents vs. the Press: The Endless Battle Between the White House and the Media, From the Founding Fathers to Fake News. Most currently he seemed on-screen and served as a historical guide to CNN’s docuseries, Lincoln: Divided We Stand.
Holzer’s 2012 Lincoln: How Abraham Lincoln Ended Slavery in America became the reputable younger-adult accomplice e-book for the Steven Spielberg movie Lincoln, for which Holzer served as script representative. He also served for three years as the Roger Hertog Fellow on the New-York Historical Society. He became offered the NY State Archives & History Award in 2017, served that spring as Distinguished Visiting Scholar at Yeshiva University, and in 2020 taught at Cardozo Law School in New York.
Holzer (www.haroldholzer.com) has written more than six hundred articles in scholarly journals and famous magazines, published 15 monographs, and contributed chapters or prefaces to more than 50 extra volumes. Among his many other awards are a 2d-area Lincoln Prize in 2005 for Lincoln at Cooper Union and e-book prizes from the Freedom Foundation, the Manuscript Society of America, the Civil War Round Table of New York, and the Illinois State Historical Society, in conjunction with lifetime success awards from the Lincoln Groups of New York, Washington, Peekskill, Kansas City, and Detroit; as well as honorary degrees from 9 schools and universities. Holzer is a member of many records forums and advisory committees and chairman and co-founding father of The Lincoln Forum. He additionally serves as a Trustee of The Metropolitan Museum.
Holzer lectures throughout the kingdom. One of his programs, “Lincoln Seen and Heard,” with actor Sam Waterston, turned into telecast from the White House, the George H. W. Bush Presidential Library, the Clinton Presidential Library, the Library of Congress, and Ford’s Theatre. Holzer seems frequently on C-SPAN and the History Channel, serves as on-air commentator on CBS, PBS, NBC, MSNBC, CNN, Fox, and the BBC, and has created and performed on-degree Lincoln applications with Stephen Lang, Richard Dreyfuss, Norm Lewis, F. Murray Abraham, Alec 1st earl baldwin of bewdley, Annette Benning, Kathleen Chalfant, Holly Hunter, Neeson, Chris Noth, Fritz Weaver, Rufus Collins, and Dianne Wiest.
Before Lincoln joining the Met in 1992, Holzer spent his early profession as a journalist, a marketing campaign and Congressional press secretary for Rep. Bella S. Abzug, an aide to New York Governor Mario Cuomo (with whom he co-authored two Lincoln books), and as spokesman for New York’s PBS station, WNET. He and his spouse Edith stay in Rye, New York, and have two daughters and two grandsons.
Edna Greene Medford is a Professor inside the Department of History inside the College of Arts and Sciences. She is also a former chair of the Department of History. She also served for several years as director of the Department of History’s graduate and undergraduate programs. Specializing in nineteenth-century African-American history, she teaches guides within the Jacksonian Era, Civil War and Reconstruction, and African-American History to 1877. Dr. Medford turned into educated at Hampton Institute (now Hampton University) in Virginia, the University of Illinois (Urbana), and the University of Maryland (College Park), in which she obtained her Ph.D. in United States history.
Dr. Medford has served because the Director for History of New York’s African Burial Ground Project and edited the volume Historical Perspectives of the African Burial Ground: New York Blacks and the Diaspora (quantity 3 of the series, The New York African Burial Ground: Unearthing the African Presence in Colonial New York). She has published numerous articles and e-book chapters on African Americans, specially for the duration of the era of the Civil War.
Her books encompass Lincoln and Emancipation (2015) in addition to co-authored books The Emancipation Proclamation: Three Views. She compiled and wrote the introductions to the edited two-extent work The Price of Freedom: Slavery and the Civil War – Volume I, and The Price of Freedom: Slavery and the Civil War – Volume II.
Dr. Medford has served as a school mentor to the Ronald McNair Scholars considering 1998, and she is the faculty sponsor for the campus chapter of Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society. She is a former member of the Board of Trustees of National History Day, Inc., a member of the Executive Committee of the Lincoln Forum, and chairperson of the Scholars Advisory Council at President Lincoln’s Cottage on the Armed Services Retirement Home in Washington, DC. She serves on the board of the Lincoln Bicentennial Foundation, the Ulysses S. Grant Association, the Lincoln Studies Center at Knox College (Galesburg, Illinois), and the Abraham Lincoln Institute.
Dr. Medford is the 2009 special bicentennial recipient of the Order of Lincoln, an award given by means of the state of Illinois, for her scholarship on the president. She lectures broadly to scholarly and network-based companies and has provided to country wide and global audiences on topics that range from Alexis de Tocqueville’s affect on American politics to community-constructing among American free blacks in Civil War-era Canada, to African American responses to Abraham Lincoln’s wartime regulations. Several of her lectures are featured on C-SPAN.
Currently, Dr. Medford is a Distinguished Lecturer of the Organization of American Historians Distinguished Lectureship Program. Most currently she seemed on-screen and served as ancient marketing consultant to CNN’s docuseries Lincoln: Divided We Stand.
John Avlon is an author, columnist and commentator. He is a senior political analyst and fill-in anchor at CNN, appearing on New Day every morning. From 2013 to 2018, he changed into the editor-in-chief and handling director of The Daily Beast, all through which era the website’s traffic extra than doubled to over 1,000,000 readers a day at the same time as prevailing 17 journalism awards. He is the author of the books Independent Nation, Wingnuts, and Washington’s Farewell as well as co-editor of the acclaimed Deadline Artists journalism anthologies. Avlon served as chief speechwriter to New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and gained the National Society of Newspaper Columnists award for first-class on-line column in 2012.
After the attacks of September eleventh, 2001, he and his team had been responsible for writing the eulogies for all firefighters and law enforcement officials murdered inside the destruction of the World Trade Center. Avlon’s essay at the attacks, “The Resilient City” concluded the anthology Empire City: New York through the Centuries and received acclaim as “the unmarried best essay written in the wake of 9-11.”
His first e-book, Independent Nation: How Centrists Can Change American Politics changed into described by using Barron’s as “a rewarding portrait of a political trend the hooked up events have attempted to ignore” and hailed through TheModerateVoice.com as “the high-quality political e book ever on American centrist citizens.”
Wingnuts: How The Lunatic Fringe is Hijacking America turned into praised via President Bill Clinton, who said “Wingnuts gives a clear and complete evaluation of the forces on the outer edges of the political spectrum that form and distort our political debate. Shedding extra heat than light they force annoyed alienated citizens far from the reasoned discourse that can produce real solutions to our issues.”
The two Deadline Artists anthologies, which Avlon co-edited with Jesse Angelo and Errol Louis received acclaim from the Washington Post as “one of the best collections of newspaper articles ever compiled” Lincoln whilst the American Journalism Review defined it as “the most addictive journalism ebook ever.”
Avlon has regarded on The Daily Show, Late Show with Stephen Colbert, CNN, Real Time with Bill Maher, PBS, and C-Span. He has spoken on the Kennedy School of Government, the Citadel, the State Department’s travelling journalist application, and civic agencies across the kingdom.
He serves on the board of Citizens Union of New York and The Bronx Academy of Letters in addition to the advisory board of the Theodore Roosevelt Association. He changed into appointed to the New York City Voter Assistance Advisory Committee in 2011. Avlon is also a co-founding father of No Labels – a set of Democrats, Republicans and Independents dedicated to the politics of hassle-fixing and making government work once more.
In a profile, writer Stephen Marshall wrote “Avlon talks approximately politics the manner ESPN anchors wrap up sports activities highlights.” Columnist Kathleen Parker wrote, “Americans who are fed up with the Ann Coulter/Michael Moore school of dialogue and are seeking out a person to articulate a common sense, center path, may have discovered their voice in John Avlon.”
He is married to Margaret Hoover, the author of American Individualism and host of PBS’s Firing Line. The New York Times says, “Their telegenic union can be a lesson in overcoming the orthodoxies that divide us.” They stay in New York City with their son, Jack and daughter, Toula Lou.