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Abraham Lincoln, the Abolition Movement and William Wilberforce
Thursday, March 6, 2008 - 2:30pm
The Friends of History and the Oregon Lincoln Bicentennial Commission is hosting a visit from James G. Basker, PhD. He will present a lecture on "Abraham Lincoln, the Abolition Movement and William Wilberforce."

When: Friday, March 7th, 2008
Where:
Smith Memorial Student Union, room 333
Time:
Reception 1:30 pm - 2:25 pm, Lecture: 2:30 pm
Cost:
Free and open to the public

For more information, call the PSU History department at 503-725-3917.

Basker is a graduate of Grants Pass High School who went on to Harvard College and then Cambridge and Oxford Universities as a Rhodes Scholar. He taught at Harvard for 7 years before going on to Barnard College where he is the Richard Gilder Professor of Literary History. For over a decade he has been at the helm of the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History where he specializes in the 18th century and the history of slavery and abolition.