Third Thursday at Hoover’s – Lincoln, Race, and the Challenge of Self-Government

Third Thursday at Hoover's - Lincoln, Race, and the Challenge of Self-Government

Feb 18, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Meeting Room A


This program will examine Lincoln’s statesmanship in the context of longstanding and widespread racial bigotry against black Americans. It will explore how Lincoln attempted to inform public opinion regarding the natural rights of black Americans by reclaiming the central idea of the American regime – namely human equality.

Presented by Dr. Lucas Morel, Jr. Professor of Politics and Head of the Politics Department at Washington and Lee University.

This will be a free ZOOM program and is open to the public. Watch at the library with us or register here to view it from home with ZOOM.

A face mask and social distancing are required for in-person attendees. Registration is required to attend. To sign up, contact the Reference Desk at 712-323-7553, ext. 2.