Lucas Morel, the Class of 1960 Professor of Ethics and Politics at Washington and Lee University, will make remarks at the Lincoln Memorial as part of the sesquicentennial of President Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Speech. The event takes place on Saturday, March 7 at 9:30 a.m. and is free and open to the public.
He will be joined by Meet the Press’ Chuck Todd and Howard University history professor Edna Green Medford.
Author of the recently released Lincoln and Liberty: Wisdom for the Ages, Morel is the university’s preeminent Lincoln scholar and is a board member of the Abraham Lincoln Association and a past president of the Abraham Lincoln Institute.
Lucas is the past president of the Abraham Lincoln Institute and a board member of the Abraham Lincoln Association. During the 2008-09 academic year, he was the Garwood Visiting Research Fellow at the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University. He has written for the Los Angeles Times, Christian Science Monitor and Richmond Times-Dispatch.