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York College of PA’s Langston Lincoln Lecture to Feature Author, Brown U Prof Michael Vorenberg

March 25, 2022
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York College of Pennsylvania’s annual Langston Lincoln Lecture will feature Brown University History Professor Michael Vorenberg, author of “Final Freedom: The Civil War, the Abolition of Slavery, and the Thirteenth Amendment.” The event, which is open to the public free of charge, will begin at 7 p.m., March 29, in Weinstock Lecture Hall, Willman Business Center. It will be followed by a book signing; copies of “Final Freedom” are available in advance through the York College Bookstore.

The talk will also be available through Zoom, with registration.

When Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863, did he mean for four million enslaved African Americans to become his “fellow citizens”? The core issue confronting Lincoln was “Who is an American?”, a question as important today as it was then.

Vorenberg is author of the forthcoming book, “Lincoln’s Peace: Struggling to End the American Civil War.”