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All events for May 17, 2013
10:00 AM - Periclean Scholar Awards Ceremony & Honors Forum Senior Recognition
12:30 PM - Senior Varsity Athlete Recognition Luncheon
2:00 PM - Phi Beta Kappa Induction Ceremony
3:30 PM - Class of 2013 Parents Fund Ceremony
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"Every Honorable Device": The Democratic Statesmanship of Abraham Lincoln
Location: Palamountain Hall: Davis Auditorium
Time: 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Speaker: Steven Kautz
Abraham Lincoln is justly praised as among the greatest of those associated with the cause of popular government: Lincoln's greatness is the greatness of a democratic statesman. His task was to demonstrate, what many sober observers then doubted, the capability of a people to govern themselves. The tragedy of America slavery and the horrors of the Civil War tested whether this nation, or any nation, "conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal," could long endure. On the occasion of the 200th anniversary of Lincoln's birth, Kautz examines Lincoln's democratic statesmanship, with guidance from Fredercik Douglass' penetrating analysis of that statesmanship in his 1876 "Oration in Memory of Abraham Lincoln." He considers three exemplary moments of Lincoln's democratic statesmanship: Lincoln's speeches in the 1850s are dedicated to educating and molding the moral opinion of the people; his decision to issue the Emancipation Proclamation is a tragic necessity, a failure of democracy; and the Second Inaugural, Lincoln's finest speech, is a speech to chasten and humble the people.
Attendance Info: Additional Sponsors: The First Year Experience, Student Speakers Bureau, The Jack Miller Center for Teaching America's Founding Principles and History, and the Department's of History and American Studies.
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