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April 27, 2008
Dr. Edna Greene Medford
History Professor
Dr. Edna Greene Medford BIO:
CURRENT:
· Professor Medford is in her 21st year teaching at Howard University
       Teaching Jacksonian America, African American History,
       Colonial History, Colloquium in 19th Century History
· Graduate Director, Dept of History
· Faculty Mentor to Ronald McNair Scholars
· Faculty Sponsor, Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society

BOOKS & PUBLICATIONS:
The Emancipation Proclamation: Three Views

EDUCATION:
· Undergraduate, Hampton Institute (VA)
· Masters, University of Illinois (Urbana)
· Phd. In History with emphasis on African American History, University of Maryland (College Park)

OTHER:
· 2006, Outstanding Graduate Faculty of the Year Award
· National Endowment for the Humanities grant for study on community-building across international boundaries among 19th century African Americans and African Canadians

PERSONAL:
· Born in Charles City County, Virginia
· Married with one daughter


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Info: Dr. Medford discusses the state of Abraham Lincoln scholarship. Dr. Medford says Lincoln must be looked at in the context of his era. She responds to authors such as Thomas DiLorenzo and Lerone Bennett who have published books critical of Lincoln. She also discusses current day issues of racial descrimination, education, and the possibility of the first African American president.





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