The birthday celebration for Illinois’ favorite son is a month away. Plans announced by the Abraham Lincoln Association, a more than century-old not-for-profit organization whose work includes scholarly writings and programs, include lectures and discussions Feb. 11-12.

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Mary Shepherd, the group’s executive manager, says even almost 150 years after his death, there are still new things to learn: “New Lincoln documents are being found all the time,” she said.
 
James Oakes, a City University of New York scholar who has researched slavery and related issues, will speak Feb. 11 on the subject of “The Emancipation Proclamation: Myths and Realities,” at the University of Illinois at Springfield. Other activities will occur Feb. 12 at the Old State Capitol and the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library.
www.abrahamlincolnassociation.org

(Illinois Radio Network)