MELBOURNE, FLA. — Florida Institute of Technology has been designated a Lincoln Legacy School by the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission. The
certification recognizes Florida Tech’s participation in the National Teach-In on Feb. 12, 2009, commemorating the 200th birthday of President Abraham
The university kicked off its Spring Humanities Lecture Series with Abraham Lincoln at 200: The Man and the Myth on that date. Robert Taylor, head of the
Department of Humanities, gave the presentation. Additionally, on Lincoln’s birthday, students from University Park Elementary School visited campus to
hear Lincoln speeches read by Florida Tech students in Panther Plaza.
Bicentennial activities such as those at Florida Tech, helped American youth understand the role Lincoln’s legacy played in shaping the United States.