Holzer continued, stating that Williams was selected for her thoughtful approach to storytelling through music and her commitment to Social consciousness. (David, please add a sentence on the purpose of The Classical Theater of Harlem.) DeShields and Lang, both known for distinguished and award-winning careers on stage and in television and film, have appeared together on the stage of the Great Hall once before in a similarly themed program. "The power of the interpretation of Andre (DeShields) and Stephen (Lang) is sure to forever sear the words of Lincoln and Douglass in the minds of those present," he said.
For more than a century, the Great Hall of the Cooper Union has served as a bastion of free speech and a Witness to the flow of American history and ideas. The Venue will forever be known as the site of one of President Lincoln's most powerful early speeches."The Civil War in Words and Music" is part of a series of programs created by the three sponsoring organizations to commemorate the Civil War Sesquicentennial which, nationally, extends through 2015.The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art is a distinguished private college of art, architecture and engineering founded in 1859 by Peter Cooper, an inventor, industrialist and philanthropist.For more information on this program, go to www.cooper.edu; firstname.lastname@example.org or call 212-353-4195. Find The Cooper Union on Facebook at https://facebook.com/cooperunion and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/cooperunion.
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