Public Lecture for the Traveling Exhibit Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War

Historian Ronald White, Jr., author of the biography A. Lincoln: A Biography, will speak during the exhibit "Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War" on Tuesday, April 15, at 7:30 p.m. in the Austin Reading Room at Nicholson Library. White is an American historian, bestselling author and scholar of Abraham Lincoln. His 2009 biography on Lincoln was a New York Times, Washington Post and Los Angeles Times bestseller, honored as one of the best books of the year by several other publications and received the Christopher Award, awarded to books affirming the highest values of the human spirit. He has written eight books including Lincoln's Greatest Speech: The Second Inaugural and The Eloquent President: A Portrait of Lincoln Through His Words. He has lectured at the White House and has taught at the University of California, Los Angeles, Whitworth University, Colorado College and Rider University. White is a UCLA and Princeton University graduate with a Ph.D. in religion and history. Linfield is hosting "Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War" through May 16. The exhibit, organized by the National Constitution Center and the American Library Association Public Programs Office, is a traveling exhibition for libraries. The exhibit explores how Lincoln used the Constitution to confront major crises of the Civil War, including the secession of southern states, slavery and wartime civil liberties. The traveling exhibit has been made possible by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. This event is sponsored by The American Library Association, the Linfield College Department of Political Science and Nicholson Library. For more information, call Susan Barnes Whyte at ext. 2517 or email Subject: Lincoln Exhibit 2014 Run Length: 01:08 Author: Ronald White, Jr. Publisher: Linfield College Copyright: 2014