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To commemorate the 200th anniversary of President Lincoln’s birth and explore Lincoln’s legacy, the 2009 Presidential Lecture Series features four of the nation’s leading Lincoln experts. These noted historians present a whole picture of the 16th president, viewed by many to be America’s greatest.
Sunday, February 8
“Lincoln at 200: The Measure of a President”
Featuring Richard Norton Smith, the Dole Institute’s first permanent director and former director of the Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum in Springfield, Illinois
Tuesday, February 17
“Lincoln: A Life”
Featuring Michael Burlingame, a professor emeritus at Connecticut College, discusses his long-awaited two-volume biography of Honest Abe.
Tuesday, March 3
Featuring Los Angeles-based historian Ron White
Thursday, March 12
“Lincoln & The Copperheads”
Featuring a look at Lincoln’s challenging 1864 campaign for re-election with KU’s own assistant professor of history Jennifer Weber.