Fellow Citizens, We Cannot Escape History | July 4th 2016

Aaron Copland: Lincoln Portrait

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“Fellow citizens, we cannot escape history.”
That is what he said.
That is what Abraham Lincoln said: “Fellow citizens, we cannot escape history. We of this Congress and this administration will be remembered in spite of ourselves. No personal significance or insignificance can spare one or another of us. The fiery trial through which we pass will light us down in honor or dishonor, to the latest generation. We – even we here – hold the power and bear the responsibility … “  –  Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States

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‘Lincoln Portrait’: Music of Copland, Words of a Leader

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