LWC to host Lincoln discussion

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By The Staff

The oratory of Kentucky's two greatest speakers will be the topic of a Thursday event at Lindsey Wilson College.

Allen J. Share will talk about "Lincoln and Clay: Great Orators in the Age of Great Oratory," beginning at 8 p.m. ET in the college's W.W. Slider Humanities Center Recital Hall.

Share's talk - which is part of the 2008-2009 Lindsey Wilson Cultural Affairs Series - is free and open to the public.

Clay and Lincoln were among the greatest speakers in a century in which titans of oratory roamed the American political landscape. Share will discuss why those two Kentucky natives stood out among their contemporaries.

A native of New York City, Share has taught at the University of Louisville since 1974. 

He is the author of the "Cities in the Commonwealth: Two Centuries of Urban Life in Kentucky." He is associate editor of the second edition of "The Encyclopedia of New York City," scheduled to be published next year by Yale University Press, and has served as one of the project editors of the first edition of that volume, published in 1995.

Share also served as a consulting editor to both "The Encyclopedia of Louisville" and "The Encyclopedia of Kentucky," which were published by the University Press of Kentucky in 2001 and 1992, respectively.

For more information, contact Cultural Affairs Chair Phil Hanna at hannap@lindsey.edu or (270) 384-8250.