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The annual Lincoln Lecture will be on Founders' Day, Wednesday, Feb. 6 at 7 p.m. in the Washburn Room of the Memorial Union. Author and professor Manisha Sinha will present "Race and Equality in the Age of Lincoln."
The Lincoln Lecture is one of several special events instituted in anticipation of Washburn University’s sesquicentennial celebration in 2015. It is free and open to the public.
Washburn was established as Lincoln College by a charter issued by the State of Kansas and the General Association of Congregational Ministers and Churches of Kansas on Feb. 6, 1865.
John Stauffer is a Professor of English and of African and African American Studies and Chair of the History of American Civilization Program at Harvard.
Stauffer's lecture: "GIANTS: The Parallel Lives of Abraham Lincoln and Fredrick Douglass" will discuss the legacies of the two men and why they still matter.
Stauffer is considered a leading Civil War era scholar, particularly concerning antislavery. His research interests also include social movements and interracial friendship. He is the author or editor of eight books and more than 50 articles, including the 2008 book: GIANTS: The Parallel Lives of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln (Twelve Publishers).
Stauffer will be at Washburn Feb 6-7, 2014. In addition to the Lincoln Lecture, he will speak to students, the Washburn Leadership Institute and faculty members, and participate in other special activities.