November 19: Talk - Abraham Lincoln and the End of American Slavery

New York University's Center for the Study of Transformative Lives presents Historian Eric Foner who will deliver “Abraham Lincoln and the End of American Slavery,” a public lecture on Lincoln’s transformations on slavery and race.

Monday November 19, 7-9 p.m.
20 Cooper Square, 7th Floor Auditorium

On the anniversary of the Gettysburg Address, Foner, the DeWitt Clinton Professor of History at Columbia University, will examine the fascinating and contested relationship between individual and social agency in bringing about societal transformation. He will discuss how Lincoln came to emancipation during the Civil War, the various pressures on him, and how emancipation changed the nature of the Civil War as well as Lincoln's own outlook on the place of African-Americans in American society.

This event is free and open to the public. An RSVP is required: email transformative.lives@nyu.edu. For more information, call 212.998.4291.