Jefferson, Lincoln, Obama and the Meaning of America

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Lewis to host lecture entitled, ''Jefferson, Lincoln, Obama and the Meaning of America''

Published: March 13, 2009.

Lewis University is hosting a lecture as part of the History Center’s Lincoln Bicentennial Series entitled, “Jefferson, Lincoln, Obama and the Meaning of America.” Free and open to the public, this lecture will be held from 2-3 p.m. March 24 in Room A133 of the Academic Building on the Romeoville campus.

Dr. Mark Schultz, professor of history, will discuss how America is an idea, as much as it is a place. He also poses the question of how the idea of America has evolved from its founding document, written by Jefferson, to its 19th century version, shaped by Lincoln, to its modern symbol, Obama.

The lecture is also being presented as part of Lewis University’s Arts & Ideas program, providing cultural and educational programming for students and the community free of charge or for a nominal fee. This lecture is open to the general public and is free of charge. For more information concerning this event, please call (815) 836-5757.

A Catholic university sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis offers nearly 80 undergraduate majors and programs of study, accelerated degree completion options for working adults, various aviation programs and 22 graduate programs in nine fields. The 10th largest private, not-for-profit university in Illinois is being honored for the fifth consecutive year by The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report. For more information please visit

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