Monuments and Memory: The Dedication of the Lincoln Memorial | BRIdge from the Past
What does the Lincoln Memorial mean to us today? In this episode of BRIdge from the Past, Mary examines images of the 1922 dedication of the Lincoln Memorial as it celebrates its one-hundredth anniversary in 2022. What do these images reveal about the state of the country in 1922? Has the meaning of this memorial changed since then?
More than a Statue: The South Mural of the Lincoln Memorial | BRIdge from the Past
People often think of the Lincoln Memorial as just the giant statue of Abraham Lincoln overlooking the Reflecting Pool, but there is so much more to explore. It’s been a backdrop for many turning points in the Civil Rights Movement. What do you know about the south mural of the Memorial? Join us as we explore how the mural explores the themes of liberty and equality within the memorial. Disclaimer: Like many pieces of art from Roman and Greek history, this interpretation of the governing principles in Lincoln’s life depicts nude figures. The image has been retained in its original usage to present it accurately in its historical context for student learning. This is the actual depiction you can see at the Lincoln Memorial today.
Reading Abraham Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address | A Primary Source Close Read w/ BRI
Kirk and Tony analyze Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address, paying close attention to how Lincoln speaks directly to a broken nation, and how the overall address compared in tone to his First Inaugural Address. How did Lincoln convey his plans for reconciling a war-torn nation?