Abraham Lincoln: A New Birth of Freedom (1992)


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The 16th president of the United States comes fully to life in the one-hour special PBS documentary that explores the history of the gentle leader from birth to presidency. Lincoln was unlike any other world leader because of his sense of humanity and justice. His devotion to freedom was played out during his unique reign in the White House. By far, Lincoln's greatest challenge was navigating the Civil War and its aftereffects. Dedicated to the abolishment of slavery, Lincoln fought hard to maintain that ideal while holding the Union together. All the while, he had to fight the possibility of a British invasion. Lou Gossett is the voice of Frederick Douglass, Jr., the Honorable Andrew Young is the narrator and Peter Coyote is the voice of Abraham Lincoln. (60 min)

Available on video


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