A Generosity of Spirit, A Generosity of Mind: Abraham Lincoln, Abolition President
This course will be led by Joe Simpson ’73 and will examine: Abraham Lincoln’s early life and the forces that molded his character; slavery’s continued threat to perpetual union; Lincoln’s reentry into politics in 1854 and his remarkable rise to national prominence in 1860; President Lincoln’s moral certainty and political sagacity that guided his leadership and resolve to win a Civil War and to ensure freedom for all Americans.
Race, freedom, uncivil and dangerous political discord, and civil rights confronted Lincoln, forced him to acknowledge his own racial prejudice, to grow morally, and to demand that America’s original “philosophical cause,” “Liberty to All,” included African Americans.
John Short ’71 presents a bronze Abraham Lincoln mask during the first class, Oct. 5. Read more in the Carolina Alumni Review.
Sign up for the Abraham Lincoln Lecture Series today.