Fairhaven Lecture Series explores Lincoln's legacy

January 13, 2014

Fairhaven Senior Services and UW-Whitewater's Office of Continuing Education announce "The Legacy and Lessons of the Age of Lincoln" as the theme for the spring community lecture series.

The series will examine Lincoln's actions during one of America's darkest hours of constitutional crises and his continued influence on contemporary political and civil issues. The series will include the premiere of a student documentary on the Veteran's History Project. Join us this spring as we explore the precipitating factors, crucial events and lasting effects of the War Between the States.

All lectures are free and open to the public and are held on Mondays at 3 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of Fairhaven Retirement Community, 435 West Starin Road, Whitewater. Street parking is adjacent to the building.

The titles and presenters of the lectures for the Spring Series are:

  • Feb. 3 - The Road to Appomattox and Durham Station by Richard Haney, Emeritus Professor, History
  • Feb. 10 - Equal Protection and Equal Elections: Enforcing the Civil War Amendments in the Twenty-First Century by Jolly Emery, Associate Professor and Chair, Political Science
  • Feb. 24 - Revisiting Uncle Tom's Cabin in the Twentieth Century by Dana Prodoehl, Assistant Professor, Languages and Literatures
  • March 3 - Lincoln's Long Shadow: Portrayals of Abraham Lincoln in American Popular Culture by Anna Hajdik, Lecturer, Languages and Literatures
  • March 10 - Reinventing America: Lincoln's Gettysburg Address by Richard Haven, Emeritus Professor, Communication
  • March 17 - With Malice Toward None: Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address by Richard Haven, Emeritus Professor, Communication
  • March 24 - Lincoln's Pragmatism: Plotting a Course Between Abolition and States' Rights by Edward Gimbel, Assistant Professor, Political Science
  • March 31 - American Poets on Suffering and Death in the Civil War by Beth Lueck, Professor, Languages and Literatures
  • April 7 - Lincoln's Legacy and the Promise of Reconstruction by Amber Moulton, Assistant Professor, History
  • April 14 - Lincoln's Darkest Hour by Anthony Gulig, Associate Professor and Chair, History
  • April 21 - A Mission to Honor: UW-Whitewater Students Premiere Documentary on the Fairhaven Veteran's History Project by Jarred Donlon, Katelyn Klepper, Ashlee Lamers, Carolyn Larsen, and Travis OGallagher, UW-Whitewater students
  • April 28 - Early American vs. Modern-Day Slavery: Debating Similarities, Differences and the Power of Moral Discourse by Margo Kleinfeld, Associate Professor, Geography and Geology
  • May 5 - Federalism and the Secession Crisis of 1860-1861 by Larry Anderson, Professor, Political Science

Unable to attend? Links to videos of lectures, including those from prior series, can be found at http://www.uww.edu/conteduc/fairhaven.

Please contact Kari Borne at 262-472-1003 or bornek@uww.edu for further information.


Sara Kuhl

Jeff Angileri