On February 27, 1860, an unannounced candidate for president was invited to speak at Cooper Union by the Young Men’s Republican Union. His name, as
you may well know, was Abraham Lincoln, and his famous “right makes might” speech propelled him to win his party’s nomination. Tonight, on the evening after Lincoln’s birthday, catch folk singers Judy Collins and Dar Williams, two-time Tony nominee André De Shields, and actor
Stephen Lang for The Civil War in Words and Music, a tribute to the speeches and ideas of both Lincoln and the abolitionist Frederick Douglass. The Classical
Theatre of Harlem provides the gospel music.
Wed., Feb. 13, 6:30 p.m., 2013