Celebrating Juneteenth: A Day of Remembrance

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Happy Juneteenth from Ford’s Theatre! The year 2021 marks the 41st anniversary of the first official Juneteenth day of observance and is the first year that Juneteenth is recognized as a federal holiday.  Development Associate Erin Smith explains.

The Power of Place at Ford's Theatre

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Ford’s Theatre is a space that lives in the collective imagination, but one that Ford’s artists are intimately acquainted with. Writer and BIPOC Critics Lab Fellow Rishi Mutalik spoke with Ford’s actors, designers, directors and staff to discover what makes the historic theatre and site of President Lincoln’s assassination so very special.

With One Voice: Teaching Text Beyond Lincoln’s Words

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Historically, Ford’s Theatre Oratory Programs have featured speeches by Abraham Lincoln. In 2020, the program added speeches by others. These additional speeches reflect shared ideas and values that shape the United States: freedom for all, the importance of standing against injustice, integrity and the right of self-determination. Together, the speeches represent the strength and diversity of one nation of people, working towards the same goals.