Amicus Curiae returns

Lincoln scholar to feature in series

Lincoln scholar Lucas Morel is the featured speaker at the next Amicus Curiae Lecture 7 p.m. Thursday in the Marshall University Foundation Hall.

The final lecture of the Amicus Curiae Lecture Series, “War and Remembrance in Abraham Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address,” is sponsored by the Simon Perry Center for Constitutional Democracy at Marshall.

March marked the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address.

Patricia Proctor, director of the Simon Perry Center, said she first learned of Lucas Morel when she did research on an event in Gettysburg related the study and commemoration of the Gettysburg Address.

“I’m very excited for this lecture,” Proctor said. “I think he is going to be a terrific speaker, and I think this lecture will be thought provoking.”

Morel is a professor of ethics and politics and head of the politics department at Washington and Lee University.

Morel is the author of “Lincoln’s Sacred Effort: Defining Religion’s Role in American Self-Government” and is the editor of “Ralph Ellison and the Raft of Hope: A Political Companion to Invisible Man.”

Southern Illinois University Press as part of its Concise Lincoln Library Series will publish Morel’s newest book, “Lincoln and the American Founders.”

The event is free and open to the public.

Hannah Harman can be contacted at [email protected].