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A Program Commemorating the One Hundredth Anniversary of the Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation

LINCOLN, Abraham)

Published by Emancipation Centennial 1962]. Washington, DC: The Lincoln Memorial, [Cover title, 1962
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8vo. Stiff beige wrappers. (4pp). Illustration. Near fine. Program for this all-star celebration sponsored by the U.S. Civil War Centennial Commission, the Lincoln Group of the District of Columbia and several similar groups. The two-page center spread lists the "Who's Who" of speakers, which began with a "Call to Order" from Allan Nevins, "Invocation" by Frederick Brown Harris, "National Anthem" sung by Mahalia Jackson, a poem written for the occasion by Archibald MacLeish, an orchestral piece composed for the occasion by Ulysses Kay and speechifying by Nelson A. Rockefeller, Thurgood Marshall and Adlai E. Stevenson -- all of this the warmup for President John F. Kennedy. A handsome and interesting piece. Bookseller Inventory # 20083

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Title: A Program Commemorating the One Hundredth ...

Publisher: Emancipation Centennial 1962]. Washington, DC: The Lincoln Memorial, [Cover title

Publication Date: 1962

Binding: Paperback

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