Not many people know about the Baha’i religion. Some don’t know that it’s an Abrahamic religion — some don’t even know it exists — but Albert Lincoln thinks the religion’s hometown of Haifa, Israel, could serve as a model for peace and coexistence in the Middle East.
Steven Spielberg wanted Catherine Clinton to tell him everything she knew. In 2006, the director had already purchased the rights to Doris Kearns Goodwin’s upcoming book, A Team of Rivals, which told the story of Abraham Lincoln’s cabinet.
Spielberg filled a hotel suite in California with a team of scholars. Catherine Clinton, who opens Week Three’s “America, 1863” morning lectures at 10:45 a.m. today in the Amphitheater, was one of those scholars.