2023 McMurtry Lecture

The Friends of the Lincoln Collection of Indiana Announces the 2023 McMurtry Lecture with Edna Greene Medford

McMurtry Lecture: The Pursuit of Freedom in a ‘Free’ State: The Emancipation Proclamation’s Significance to African Americans in Indiana

Presented by Edna Greene Medford

October 4, 2023 at 7 p.m.

Theater on Lower Level 2, Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza, Fort Wayne, Indiana 46802


This presentation will focus on the significance of this very important document, The Emancipation Proclamation, for African Americans in Indiana. The Friends of the Lincoln Collection of Indiana are sponsoring this presentation by Dr. Edna Greene Medford, a retired professor of history at Howard University who specializes in nineteenth-century African American history. She is a member of the board of the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Foundation and is on the Executive Committee of The Lincoln Forum.


Register here: https://acpl.libnet.info/event/9187655

Any questions can be emailed to [email protected]