Lincoln Bicentennial Keeps W&L Professor Busy

Lucas Morel

Lucas Morel

As one of the country’s foremost Lincoln scholars, Washington and Lee politics professor Lucas Morel is in demand during this year of the Lincoln Bicentennial. His calendar is particularly crowded with major presentations in the coming weeks. Next week (March 4) Morel will speak at the Library of Congress’ national symposium on Lincoln. His topic for that event is “Lincoln on Race, Equality, and the Spirit of ’76.” That’s followed on April 4 in Richmond where he will lecture on “Lincoln, God, and Emancipation: A Promise Fulfilled” at the Library of Virginia as part of Steps Toward Freedom: Lincoln’s Walk in Richmond . Then, on April 20, he will be part of a panel at Ford’s Theatre for the Living Lincoln Series. The panel is titled “Race and Emancipation In the Age of Lincoln.” And on April 28, he will be at the U.S. Supreme Court to speak as part of the Supreme Court Historical Society’s Leon Silverman Lecture Series. His title for this event is “Lincoln and the Constitution—His Views of Liberty.” Morel, author of ” Lincoln’s Sacred Effort: Defining Religion’s Role in American Self-Government,” is on sabbatical this year as the Garwood Visiting Research Fellow at the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutes at Princeton.



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