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The Songs Lincoln Loved and Their Impact on His Life - NEW

Abraham Lincoln remembered his mother singing “Barbara Allen” to him and his sister. While he appreciated ballads, hymns, and minstrel ‘nonsense’ songs, he preferred ‘little sad songs’ not instrumental with words which could deepen his melancholy or brighten his mood. We’ll talk about some of these songs and their impact on Lincoln, and then as Allan brings them to life with his guitar and singing. We may even have a sing-along with “Lorena” or “Jimmy Crack Corn”. (Words provided!) Join us to discover one aspect of Lincoln’s life which is seldom studied or discussed.

1 day Saturday, April 7
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at River Campus

Maribeth Graham is a charter member of the Lincoln Society of Dayton. She completed her year as President of LSOD in February, 2018. A graduate and Life Trustee of Ohio Wesleyan University, Maribeth was Administrator of the Iddings Foundation for 36 years and an active community volunteer prior to moving to Delaware, Ohio. This is her 5th Lincoln seminar as moderator. Her co-moderator today is Col. (ret) Allan Howey who alternated between cockpits, classrooms, and staff/directorship assignments during his 34 year military career. He also taught Civil War courses at the Air Force Academy and Air Command & Staff College. After retiring, he returned to college, earning two degrees in music education and now teaches trumpet/jazz lessons, performs in the Dayton area, and lives in Miami Township.


Taking Israel; A Journey of African American Students - NEW

A discussion revolving around the 55 minute documentary: Taking Israel. Participants will watch the film, followed by a discussion of the film and the project it describes. Participants from the film will also be present to be a part of the discussion.

1 day Saturday, April 14
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at River Campus

Dr. Eric V A Winston, BA; Morehouse College: MSLS Atlanta University: PhD Michigan State University. Served as Vice President of Wilberforce University 1979-2002; Vice President at Columbia College Chicago 2005-2013: Retired from Columbia.