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Lincoln Legacy Lectures: Lincoln & Voting Rights

2015 Lincoln Legacy Lectures

The Lincoln Legacy Lecture Series is a presentation of the Center for State Policy and Leadership at the Springfield Campus of the University of Illinois and WUIS Public Radio, calling on scholars and policy experts to talk about issues that engaged Abraham Lincoln and the citizens of his era, and issues that are still timely today.

The subject of this, the 13th Annual Lectures, is “Lincoln and Voting Rights” - with  historical background marking the 50th anniversary of the U.S. Voting Rights Act.

Dr. Michael Vorenberg, Professor of History at Brown University, talks about "Voting Rights and the Meaning of Freedom: The View from the Civil War Era."

Dr. Ronald Keith Gaddie, Professor of Political Science at the University of Oklahoma, discusses "Citizenship and Voting Rights in the Modern Era."

Hosted by Barbara Ferrara, Associate Director of the UIS Center for State Policy and Leadership.

Bob Meyer was production coordinator at NPR Illinois, and also served as an on-air host. Bob worked at the station February of 2000 through February 2021.
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