"The Plank is Large Enough": Abraham Lincoln on Racial Coexistence in a Post-Slavery America

Session Description: Before the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln hoped that slavery could be peacefully abolished. But he did not believe white Americans would accept emancipated black Americans as their social and political equals. Yet by the end of the war, Lincoln supported voting rights for at least those African-American men who had fought for the Union. "The Plank is Large Enough" examines Lincoln's halting, evolving efforts to envision racial coexistence in a post-slavery America.

Session Information: Thursday, March 17, 2022, 10:00-11:40 a.m. This is a live-streamed, online program. Registrants will receive information by email to access the program. The actual Join URL will be sent out to registrants two business days prior to the session. If you have not received it by then, please contact the Selim Center (selimcenter@stthomas.edu) immediately.

Session Educator: Dr. James H. Read is Professor of Political Science at the College of St. Benedict and St. John's University. He is the author of several books and articles on the history of American political thought. "The Plank is Large Enough" is drawn from his forthcoming book, Sovereign of a Free People: Abraham Lincoln, Majority Rule, and Slavery.

Fee for the session: $15.00 per person (There are also discounted packages available by day and by single session- see the store page for more details.)

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