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Looking for Lincoln | All Things Lincoln

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In this video segment, from the PBS documentary Looking for Lincoln, Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. visits the Lincoln Museum to see the iconic “stove pipe” hat firsthand. He then travels to Beverly Hills for a tour of the world’s largest private collection of Lincoln-related artifacts.

Looking for Lincoln | Abraham Lincoln, Attorney at Law

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In this video segment, from the PBS documentay Looking for Lincoln, Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and historian Doris Kearns Goodwin examine Lincoln's years as a "prairie" lawyer on the Illinois circuit, and discuss how they honed and polished Lincoln's confidence, sense of fairness, and social skills.

Kids Care

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In this segment from Zoom into Action, students from the Kids Care Club at East Hanover Middle School in New Jersey have created a project called Bags of Love. The club collects and bags donations of clothing, bottles, and other supplies for mothers of infants, and children, who cannot afford these supplies on their own. Angelica believes it is important to do community service, or projects that help local neighborhoods. She says that it is very rewarding to know that you are helping others and making them happy. Community service builds awareness that there are people who need kindness and support.