Lincoln, Reconstruction in Oxford scholar’s Tuesday talk at Samford University

Abraham Lincoln, the moral issues he faced in the Civil War and the effect of his death on the Civil War and civil rights will be among the topics covered when the president of Corpus Christi College at Oxford University comes to suburban Birmingham on Tuesday.

Dr. Richard Carwardine will offer the free lecture, “Abraham Lincoln and the Challenger of Emancipation,” at 10 a.m. at Samford University, 800 Lakeshore Drive in Homewood, Ala. It’s one of several programs the university is offering as part of its Black History Month celebration.

Carwardine’s book, “Lincoln: A Life of Purpose and Power,” won the 2004 Lincoln Prize for the best nonfiction work on the Civil War, according to a press release from Samford University.

While the lecture is free, registration is required. Call 205-726-4634.

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