Lincoln's Greatest Speech: The Second Inaugural Address

9/30/2022; 51 minutes

On March 4th, 1865, President Abraham Lincoln delivered his Second Inaugural Address. He considered it his "greatest speech" and his "best effort." Join Academy Award-winning actor Richard Dreyfuss and best-selling Lincoln biographer Dr. Ronald C. White for a fascinating look at the Second Inaugural Address. Through a powerful, fascinating voyage of discovery, one comes away with a better understanding of where the country was in 1865 and Lincoln's feeling towards the Civil War, the defeated Confederacy and, perhaps most importantly, American slavery. A century and a half later, as the U.S. faces a similar struggle over who we are as a people and a nation, Lincoln's speech still resonates. (#38385)

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