Tuesday, September 28, 2010

UIS Lincoln Legacy Lectures to explore "Lincoln and Race"

WHAT: “Lincoln and Race” is the theme of the 8th Annual Lincoln Legacy Lectures presented by Dr. Michael Burlingame and Dr. Matthew Holden, Jr.

WHEN: Thursday, October 7, 2010 at 7 p.m.

WHERE: Brookens Auditorium, located on the lower level of Brookens Library on the University of Illinois Springfield campus.

DETAILS: In celebration of UIS’ 40th anniversary, two UIS faculty members will give this year’s lectures. Dr. Michael Burlingame, Naomi B. Lynn Distinguished Chair in Lincoln Studies, will present a lecture titled: “Abraham Lincoln: ‘The White Man’s or the Black Man’s President’?” Dr. Matthew Holden, Jr., Wepner Distinguished Professor in Political Science will give a lecture on: “After Lincoln: The Counter-Attack of White Supremacy.” Dr. Cullom Davis, Emeritus Professor of History, will serve as moderator.

The Lincoln Legacy Lecture Series provides a forum for nationally known scholars to discuss issues that, while they are of contemporary interest, also engaged Abraham Lincoln and citizens of his era.

The event is free and open to the public; no reservation is required. Students and classes are encouraged to attend. Overflow seating will be available in Conference Room C/D of the Public Affairs Center. The lectures will be webcast live at: www.uis.edu/technology/uislive.html.

The Annual Lincoln Legacy Lecture Series is presented by the UIS Center for State Policy and Leadership. This year’s cosponsors include the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, ECCE Speaker Series, Illinois Issues, The Illinois State Library, University of Illinois Alumni Association, and WUIS Public Radio. For more information call 217/206-7094.

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