Guy Fraker to Discuss Lessons from Lincoln
Guy Fraker, Lincoln scholar and author, will speak at Hildene, the Lincoln Family Home, on Tuesday, October 29. Fraker’s work documents show the time Lincoln spent on the circuit provided him with personal growth and eventual ascendency to the presidency. As a central Illinois lawyer himself, the author knows the 8th Judicial Circuit well. He will point out how the legal and political ideas and language of the nation’s 16th president developed, allowing him to articulate his anti-slavery beliefs in a manner that brought listeners over to his way of thinking. History makes it clear that Lincoln never shied away from – in fact encouraged – civil discourse on the most difficult issues of his time.
Abraham Lincoln still leads by example 148 years after his death, in providing models for civil civic discourse, many applicable to the fractured political environment that surrounds Americans today.
This Hildene program begins at 6 in the Beckwith Room, and is free and open to the public. The 45-minute presentation will be followed by a 15-minute question and answer period. At 7, Fraker will sign books in the Museum Store.
For information, contact Stephanie at 802-367-7960 or email [email protected]