Carrying the Colors: The Life and Legacy of Medal of Honor Recipient Corporal Andrew Jackson Smith

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This Facebook LIVE on Corporal Andrew Jackson Smith tells the story of a man who escaped slavery, became a Union soldier and distinguished himself with an act of bravery worthy of receiving the nation’s highest honor.

Please join ALPLM Lincoln Historian, Christian McWhirter, for a special Facebook LIVE! event.  He'll welcome Smith’s grandson Andrew Bowman and historians Sharon MacDonald and Rob Beckman for an hour of conversation that will recount Smith’s life, as well as their efforts to gain recognition for his bravery during the Civil War with the posthumous awarding of his Medal of Honor – which is now, thanks to Smith’s family, part of the ALPLM’s permanent collection.

Watch this special Facebook LIVE! presentation on the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum Facebook page on Thursday, February 18 at 7pm Central time. To watch this Facebook LIVE! event, please go to the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum Facebook page. Then open the page at the appointed time and scroll to the post highlighting the live event. Once you’re there, simply click on the image and watch the live video stream.

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Feb 18, 2021
7:00pm - 8:00pm

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