Marymount Hosting Talk on Lincoln’s Defense of Equal Natural Rights on April 15

Marymount University’s department of history and politics is commemorating the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s assassination with its third annual American Heritage Conversation from 1 to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, April 15 at the school’s Reinsch Library Auditorium, 2807 North Glebe Road.

The event is free and open to the public and will feature a guest lecture by Dr. James W. Ceaser on Lincoln’s defense of equal natural rights – as proclaimed by the Declaration of Independence – against the radical critique of America’s founding principles by proslavery Southerners.

Ceaser is the Henry F. Byrd Professor of Political Science at the University of Virginia and the author of many scholarly works, such as “Reconstructing America” and “Nature and History in American Political Development.”

A project of the department’s American Heritage Initiative, the aim of the event is to generate a thoughtful campus conversation about America’s founding principles.

“We hope to have a lively exchange of views during the question-and-answer session,” said Dr. Patrick Mullins, an associate professor of history at Marymount.

Refreshments will be provided after the talk in the Barry Art Gallery adjacent to the auditorium. For more information, contact Mullins via email.