HARROGATE, Tenn. —The Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum (ALLM) will host celebrated Abraham Lincoln biographer Dr. Ronald C. White Jr. on Sept.22 for the latest installment of the Kincaid Lecture Series.
White will deliver remarks entitled “Lincoln’s Sermon on the Mount” based on his book Lincoln’s Greatest Speech: The Second Inaugural.
Supported by the Dr. Robert L. Kincaid Endowed Research Center, the lecture is free and open to the public, and will begin at 10 a.m. in the Arnold Auditorium of the Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum.
“This Kincaid Lecture featuring Dr. White provides a true integrated, liberal arts event,” ALLM Director Thomas Mackie said. “Once again using Lincoln as a starting point we can explore who we are as a people. One of the most valuable services a university museum can deliver is a chance for the general public to hear and meet nationally known scholars addressing current and historic issues.”
White is the author of eight books including A. Lincoln: A Biography (Random House, 2009), a New York Times, Washington Post and Los Angeles Times bestseller. The book was honored as a best book of 2009 by the Washington Post, Christian Science Monitor, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, History Book Club and Barnes and Nobel. His Lincoln biography won the coveted Christopher Award in 2010 which salutes books “that affirm the highest values of the human spirit.”
White is also the author of Lincoln’s Greatest Speech: The Second Inaugural (Random House, 2002), which was honored as a New York Times Notable Book of 2002, and a Washington Post and San Francisco Chronicle bestseller. He is presently writing a comprehensive biography of Ulysses S. Grant – American Ulysses – which will be published later in the spring by Random House.
White has lectured at the White House and been interviewed on PBS News Hour. He is a graduate of UCLA and Princeton Theological Seminary. He holds a Ph.D in religion and history from Princeton University. He has studied at Lincoln Theological College in England and been awarded an honorary degree from Whitworth University. He has taught at UCLA, Whitworth University, Colorado College, Rider University, Princeton Theological Seminary and San Francisco Theological Seminary. He lives with his wife, Cynthia, in La Cañada, California.
For more information or to register, contact Program and Tourism Director Carol Campbell at 423-869-6439.
The Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum is located on the historic campus of Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tennessee. Housing one of the top five Lincoln and Civil War private collections in the world, the museum is open Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
For more information about this and other programs at the Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum, call 423-869-6235.