Lincoln's Struggle To End Slavery, And A Harvest Public Media Roundup

Feb 20, 2017

Historian Michael Vorenberg says Abraham Lincoln entered the presidency knowing slavery was morally wrong, but struggled with how to keep it from spreading.
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For the 3rd year in a row, Abraham Lincoln topped C-SPAN's presidential leadership survey. On Presidents Day (more accurately known as Washington's Birthday), we explore the struggle over emancipation and the ratification of the Thirteenth Amendment. Then, reporters update us on the latest Harvest Public Media headlines, including POTUS' pick for agriculture secretary, how to define milk and why more GMOs are showing up in grocery stores.

Michael Vorenberg will present 'Lincoln, the Thirteenth Amendment, and America's Struggle for Peace and Freedom' at the University of St. Mary's 19th Annual Lincoln Event in Xavier Theater in Leavenworth, Kansas, at 7 p.m. on Monday, February 20. The event is free but seating is limited. For more information, visit