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ECU historians celebrate Lincoln

(Feb. 7, 2005)   —   ECU history professors David Long and Gerald Prokopowicz, both members of the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission Advisory Board, are among a group invited to the White House Feb. 11 for a presentation titled "Lincoln Seen and Heard," performed by Harold Holzer and Sam Waterston.

Members of the commission, appointed based on their knowledge and study of President Lincoln, focus on informing the public about the impact Lincoln had on the United States.

David Long specializes in Civil War history and noted historian on Abraham Lincoln.

Gerald J. Prokopowicz specializes in public history and the Civil War era. He served for nine years as the Lincoln Scholar at the Lincoln Museum in Fort Wayne. In addition to his membership on the advisory commission, he serves on the boards of directors of the Abraham Lincoln Association and the Lincoln Forum, and the editorial board of the Abraham Lincoln Papers Online Project.


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