Edna Greene Medford

Edna Greene Medford is Associate Professor of History at Howard University, specializing in 19th century history and the African American experience, including the Jacksonian Era, the Civil War and Reconstruction. A member of the Executive Committee of the Lincoln Forum and the Educational Advisory Council of the Lincoln Bicentennial Commission, she recently received the state of Illinois’ highest honor for her work in Lincoln Studies. Her publications include The Emancipation Proclamation: Three Views (co-authored with Harold Holzer and the Honorable Frank Williams).