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Belonging to the Ages

Photo by Lewis Emory Walker, 1865

Photo by Lewis Emory Walker, 1865

Celebrate Lincoln's Birthday with WFMT on Tuesday 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM.

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When Abraham Lincoln breathed his last, Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton uttered the prescient phrase, “And now he belongs to the ages.” Around Chicago there are so many places called “Lincoln,” we readily speak his name without a thought to the man or his accomplishments.  Tuesday morning between 8:00 AM and 9:00 AM, take an hour to celebrate the legacy of Abraham Lincoln with Carl Grapentine and WFMT. Selections include Civil War era works, plus music from Ken Burns’ landmark Civil War series and Steven Spielberg’s feature film “Lincoln.”

Looking back

In April 2011, WFMT launched a 13-part series on Lincoln’s legacy: Lincoln Reconsidered. The programs are hosted by Andrew Patner and produced by Matt DeStefano. Here’s an excerpt from a conversation with renowned Lincoln scholar George Anastaplo: On Lincoln’s Political Sense

Lincoln Reconsidered, the series

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