On Sunday, February 12 at 3pm, the Whallonsburg Grange Hall will present a lecture by SUNY Plattsburgh professor Richard Aberle, entitled “Why Lincoln Matters: Rhetoric, Race, and Religion in Lincoln’s Two Most Famous Speeches.” In honor of Lincoln’s birthday and Presidents’ Day, Richard Aberle will discuss the continued relevance of Abraham Lincoln as he explores rhetoric, race, and religion in our sixteenth President’s two most influential speeches, the Gettysburg Address and the second inaugural address.
Richard Aberle teaches English at Plattsburgh State and was a fellow at the Institute for Ethics in Public Life. Awarded a 2016 SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence, Aberle studied American history in the graduate program at the University of Chicago, earned an MA in Rhetoric at the University of California, Berkeley, and did his doctoral work in English Literature at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec.
Admission is $5.00 and students are free. For more information, visit www.thegrangehall.info.