Frederick Douglass Project: “Learning to Love Lincoln: Frederick Douglass’s Journey from Grievance to Gratitude”
On May 7, 2021, the Frederick Douglass Project at Providence College, a new JMC partner program, will be hosting faculty partner Diana Schaub for a lecture on Frederick Douglass’s evolving view of Abraham Lincoln.
Friday, May 7, 2021 • 3:00 PM EDT
A virtual lecture
Diana Schaub is a Professor of Political Science at Loyola University Maryland, Visiting Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, a New Atlantis contributing editor, and a member of the Hoover Institution’s Jill and Boyd Smith Task Force on the Virtues of a Free Society. From 2004 to 2009, she was a member of the President’s Council on Bioethics. Dr. Schaub is the author of His Greatest Speeches: How Lincoln Moved the Nation (forthcoming), Erotic Liberalism: Women and Revolution in Montesquieu’s Persian Letters, and co-editor (with Amy and Leon Kass) of What So Proudly We Hail: The American Soul in Story, Speech, and Song. Her work has appeared in the New Atlantis, National Affairs, The New Criterion, The Public Interest, The American Enterprise, the Claremont Review of Books, Commentary, First Things, The American Interest, and City Journal. Dr. Schaub earned an A.B. from Kenyon College and an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago.
Professor Schaub is a JMC faculty partner.
The Frederick Douglass Project is an initiative of the Humanities Program at Providence College, with support from the Jack Miller Center, which aims to cultivate in students the skills of reasoned debate and persuasion necessary for a healthy and free society. The Frederick Douglass Project promotes a greater understanding of the importance of rational disputation and persuasion in our democracy, and offers students the opportunity to practice those arts. To that end, it sponsors a series of speaker events and writing workshops culminating in a persuasive Essay & Public Speaking contest held in the Spring semester.
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