Past Event

Lincoln, Slavery, and the Legacy of Race

A Road Scholar Program by Ron Keller

There is an ever-growing interest in the study of slavery and race relations in the United States, as well as Abraham Lincoln’s role within that context as ""the Great Emancipator."" In this PowerPoint presentation, historian Ron Keller traces the imagery and documents that present Lincoln on both sides of the ongoing debate. Decide for yourself whether he was a progressive emancipator or a reluctant anti-slavery man.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Dan Carroll, 708.388.0078 ext. 30.