Visiting Historian Program Presents: The Lincoln-Douglas Debates

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NORTH CANTON HERITAGE SOCIETY’S VISITING HISTORIAN PROGRAM: The Lincoln-Douglas Debates of 1858, THURSDAY, January 26, 2017

 

North Canton, Ohio – North Canton Heritage Society’s Visiting Historian Program Presents: The Lincoln-Douglas Debates of 1858. The debates concerned the issue of slavery and its extension into western territories. Its popularity assisted Lincoln’s nomination for President of the United States by the 1860 Republican National Convention in Chicago.

 

Join us and learn about this aspect of U.S. History! January 26th at 5:30 p.m. at the North Canton Public Library.

 

Presented by Gerald Payn, an Abraham Lincoln presenter since 1999, and Pastor Ken Hutchinson as Stephen Douglas, this program will take a look at the seven debates that took place throughout the state of Illinois from August through October of 1858. The issue of slavery was of great interest for the nation as a whole and attracted media coverage from major U.S. cities.

 

North Canton Heritage Society’s “Visiting Historian” program is FREE. This outreach program is made possible by volunteers who share their knowledge of a historical topic and our friends at the North Canton Public Library, where the program will be hosted.

 

For more information or to reserve a seat, call the North Canton Heritage Society at 330-494-4791, e-mail ncantonheritage@gmail.com, or consult their website www.northcantonheritage.org.

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