The Illinois State Library is proud to join the University of Illinois Springfield (UIS) Center for State Policy and Leadership in co-sponsoring the 10th annual Lincoln Legacy Lectures on October 11. The lectures are free and open to the public. A reception and book signing will follow the lectures. No reservations are required. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis with overflow seating provided.
Lincoln and the Emancipation Proclamation is the theme of this year’s event, which will be held 7-9 p.m. in Brookens Auditorium at the University of Illinois Springfield.
Speakers will be Dr. Allen Guelzo, Henry R. Luce, professor of the Civil War Era, Gettysburg College, and author Ron Soodalter. Guelzo’s lecture will discuss Four Roads to Emancipation. Soodalter’s presentation will describe A Blight on the Nation: Human Trafficking and Slavery in America Today.
The moderator will be Dr. Michael Burlingame, the Naomi Lynn Distinguished Chair in Lincoln Studies at UIS.
For more information call 217-206-7094 or visit the UIS Center for State Policy and Leadership website.