Wednesday, 2:15–3:40, Apr. 18
Fairfax Lord of Life
Instructor: Roz Schanzer
Coordinator: Rita Way
Was Abraham Lincoln a kind and honest political genius and the best president the country ever had? His supporters said so. Was Jefferson Davis a dashing, patriotic gentleman who loved America? His supporters raved that there was “none more worthy.” What convinced Abe and Jeff to go to war in the first place? And why did three million soldiers rush out to fight against their own countrymen? To find out, we explore the real words of Abe and Jeff and more; here too are the powerful statements of free and enslaved black people, slave owners, soldiers, spies, abolitionists, music makers, and ordinary men and women who lived and fought and died during the war. Which versions of this tale will they tell?
is the author and illustrator of 17 award-winning books for children and young adults about history’s greatest adventures. She speaks to audiences all over America and has taught many classes at OLLI as well, weaving her remarkable artwork into the mix. She is also a world traveler, nationally ranked Masters swimmer, avid photographer, and chocolate connoisseur. You can visit her website at http://www.rosalynschanzer.com