FAU’s Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters presents “The Presidency of Abraham Lincoln at 150 Years: Lessons for a New Age,” a lecture presented by Stephen Engle, Ph.D., FAU professor of history and Lincoln scholar. The lecture will be presented on Wednesday, Nov. 9 at 4 p.m. in the University Theatre, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at www.fauevents.com, by calling 561-297-6124, or at the Box Office in FAU’s Student Union. Group prices of $15 per ticket for groups of eight or more are available at 561-297-6124. Tickets are available at the door on availability. Parking is free in Garage II.
The Lincoln legend remains one of the American Presidency’s enduring legacies. Engle analyzes this legacy and provides an overview of lessons learned in the 150 years since his assassination, aptly reminding our modern politicians what Lincoln warned in his annual message to Congress in December 1862: “Fellow-citizens, we cannot escape history. We of this Congress and this administration, will be remembered in spite of ourselves.”
Engle is the director of the Alan B. and Charna Larkin Symposium on the American Presidency at FAU and was named FAU’s Distinguished Teacher of the Year for 2015-16. His latest book “Gathering to Save a Nation: Lincoln and the Union’s War Governors,” which was released earlier this year, examines the Union governors’ role in securing victory.