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Join the conversation: Rediscover Lincoln, Miami and the American Dream

As Miami joins in the celebration of Abraham Lincoln's 200th birthday, the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission is proud to host a Lincoln Town Hall exploring the theme of "Lincoln, Miami and the American Dream." The Town Hall, taking place November 1, will be led by Channel 4 anchorman Antonio Mora. Respected panelists, including Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Alvarez, Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho and the Knight Foundation's Alberto Ibarguen, among others, will weigh in on the impact that Lincoln's life and words have on the Miami of today.

Sunday, Nov. 1
4-6 p.m.

Lincoln Town Hall: Lincoln, Miami, and the American Dream
John S. and James L. Knight Concert Hall at the
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County
1300 Biscayne Boulevard

Box Office

Enjoy the music of Lincoln's time in performances by the 57-member wind ensemble from the New World School of the Arts and the 60-member Ambassador Chorale of Florida Memorial University. The two groups also will perform a segment of Aaron Copland's "Lincoln Portrait," with narration by Alonzo Mourning.

Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr., who directs the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African-American Studies at Harvard University, will discuss his most recent book, Lincoln on Race and Slavery. View Lincoln and Civil War memorabilia from the Norman Braman collection on display in the foyer of the Knight Concert Hall.

This event is free. But tickets must be reserved through the Arsht Center box office. Seating for this event is general admission. There will be no reserved seating.



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