2011 Lincoln Legacy Project Events

The multi-year Lincoln Legacy Project launched in fall of 2011 with the Tony Award-winning musical Parade and a series of panel discussions, students workshops and youth-focused events.

At Ford's Theatre
September 23 to October 31, 2011
Based on the true story of Leo Frank’s trial and lynching in early 20th-century Atlanta.  Book by Alfred Uhry. Music and Lyrics by Jason Robert Brown. Co-conceived by Harold Prince. Musical Direction by Steven Landau. Choreographed by Karma Camp. Directed by Stephen Rayne.

Anne and Emmett

October 1, 2011
An imagined meeting between Anne Frank and Emmett Till. By Janet Langhart Cohen.

E Pluribus Unum: Seeking Unity, Respecting Diversity

October 3, 2011
Featuring panelists The Honorable Emanuel Cleaver, II from Missouri; The Honorable Keith Ellison from Minnesota; The Honorable Silvestre Reyes from Texas; and The Honorable Mike Simpson from Idaho. With moderator John F. Harris of Politico.

Jews and Race Relations in the South

October 10, 2011
Featuring panelists Julian Bond, Eli Evans and Alfed Uhry. Moderated by Cynthia Tucker.

Fanning or Diffusing the Flames: How the Media Influences the National Dialogue about Difference
October 17, 2011
Featuring panelists Cynthia Gordy (The Root), Steve Oney (And the Dead Shall Rise) and Eugene Robinson (The Washington Post). Moderated by Wade Henderson (Leadership Council on Civil and Human Rights).

And the Young Shall Lead Us: A Conversation with Operation Understanding

October 24, 2011
Featuring students and alumni from Operation Understanding, D.C.

The People v. Leo Frank

October 18, 2011

At Atlas Performing Arts Center
Arts on the Horizon: Drumming with Dishes

October 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15, 2011

Tales of My Friend Mr. Lincoln
October 22, 2011
City at Peace DC: What Is Tolerance?

October 22, 2011

Photo of Jenny Fellner and Euan Morton in "Parade" by Scott Suchman.