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Encore Booknotes: Lerone Bennett Jr., "Forced Into Glory: Abraham Lincoln's White Dream"

Lerone Bennett, Jr.

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Lerone Bennett Jr., discusses his book, "Forced Into Glory: Abraham Lincoln's White Dream."  The author argues that President Lincoln was a racist whose political mentor was Senator Henry Clay, a Kentucky slave owner. He also says that Lincoln always supported the fugitive slave laws, among other lines of reasoning. Mr. Bennett also talked about his long career in African-American journalism.

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Lerone Bennett, Jr.

Lerone Bennett Jr. is the executive editor emeritus of Ebony magazine and the author of many books, including "Before the Mayflower" and "What Matter of Man: A Biography of Martin Luther King, Jr." 


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Encore Booknotes: Lerone Bennett Jr., "Forced Into Glory: Abraham Lincoln's White Dream"

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  • Saturday, February 11th at 6pm (ET)
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