Millikin speaker shares unique insight into Lincoln's past
The setting may not have been the U.S. Capitol, but by the time Michael Burlingame spoke some of the words Abraham Lincoln chose for his second inaugural address, you could have heard the proverbial pin drop.
Before a standing-room-only audience at Millikin University's Perkinson Music Center on Feb. 5, the internationally renowned scholar was sharing some insights about our nation's 16th president that he found in the papers of Frederick Douglass.
Burlingame's appearance Thursday was the 2015 T.W. Samuels Lecture, created in 1977 in honor of the late senior partner in the law firm of Samuels, Miller, Schroeder, Jackson and Sly.
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