An original 2001 watercolor of Abraham Lincoln by legendary singer Tony Bennett will go on view January 25, exclusively at HistoryMiami to mark the third annual Lincoln symposium, co-sponsored by the museum, The Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Foundation (ALBF), and the Florida International University College of Law. The Pulitzer Prize-winning dean of Civil War historians, James M. McPherson, will be the event’s keynote speaker, followed by a panel discussion among experts on the Constitutional and humanitarian issues that confronted Americans during the Civil War.
The symposium, Abraham Lincoln and the Constitution, is free and open to the public, and will be followed by a reception made possible by ALBF Board Member Jean Soman of Pinecrest, Florida, and her husband William Soman. Attendance at the symposium will provide CLE credits to attorneys.
Panelists include: Thomas Campbell, ALBF Treasurer and leading authority on both the legal aspects of the war and the role of Chicago during the conflict; Ediberto Roman, professor at FIU Law; Noah Weisbord, associate professor at FIU Law; and Frank J. Williams, ALBF Board Member, Lincoln scholar, and former chief justice of the Rhode Island Supreme Court. ALBF Chairman Harold Holzer will introduce the sessions and moderate the panel.