Harold Holzer | Appomattox Project

Appomattox Project Kick-off Event
The President vs. The Media: Lincoln and the Press

Harold Holzer sitting in a study with books.

Harold Holzer

Jonathan F. Fanton Director of
The Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute

Hunter College in New York City

Thursday, October 17th 2017

Harold Holzer, winner of The 2015 Gilder-Lehrman Lincoln Prize, is one of the country's leading authorities on Abraham Lincoln and the political culture of the Civil War era. A prolific writer and lecturer, and frequent guest on television, Holzer served for six years (2010–2016) as Chairman of The Lincoln Bicentennial Foundation. For the previous 10 years he co-chaired the U. S. Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission (ALBC), appointed by President Clinton. President Bush awarded Holzer the National Humanities Medal in 2008. And in 2013, Holzer wrote an essay on Lincoln for the official program at the re-inauguration of President Obama. He is now co-chairman of The Lincoln Forum.