Lucas E. Morel is the Lewis G. John Term Professor and Acting Head of the Politics Department at Washington and Lee University, and he will be speaking tonight about Lincoln and race in the Wortmann Ballroom at Roanoke College.
Professor Lucas Morel has published “Lincoln’s Sacred Effort” and “Ralph Ellison and the Raft of Hope: A Political Companion to Invisible Man”.
This event is sponsored by the Fowler series and the Turk Pre-Law program. No tickets required.
“Let us discard all this quibbling about this man and the other man, this race and that race and the other race being inferior and therefore they must be placed in an inferior position. Let us discard all these things, and unite as one people throughout this land, until we shall once more stand up declaring that all men are created equal” —-Address to Chicago Abolitionists (10 July 1858); quoted in Roy P. Basler, ed., The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln (New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press, 1953), 501