Lincoln and Ellison: Writers of Social Responsibility

Black and white photo of Ralph Ellison seated

Words Fitly Spoken: Lincoln and Ellison as Writers of Social Responsibility


Lucas Morel will visit Notre Dame’s Constitutional Studies Program, a JMC partner program, to discuss how the written word of Abraham Lincoln and Ralph Ellison stirred America’s political conscience.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 • 3:30PM-5:00PM
720 Corbett Hall, Notre Dame University

To see the Constitutional Studies Program’s other events, visit their website.


Lucas Morel headshotProfessor Morel arrived at Washington and Lee University in July 1999 from Siloam Springs, Arkansas, where he had taught from 1994 to 1999 at John Brown University. His teaching and research interests are American government, political theory, Abraham Lincoln, and black American politics. He also serves as a pre-law advisor for the undergraduate university at large. Dr. Morel is a board member of the Abraham Lincoln Institute, trustee of the Supreme Court Historical Society, and board member of the Abraham Lincoln Association. In the 2008-09 academic year, he was the Garwood Visiting Research Fellow at the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University. He also teaches in the Summer Masters Program in American History and Government at Ashland University in Ashland, Ohio, where he also serves on the board of advisors. He has written for the Los Angeles Times, Christian Science Monitor, and Richmond Times-Dispatch, and is currently writing a book entitled “Lincoln and the American Founding” for the Concise Lincoln Library Series of Southern University Press.

>>Learn more about Professor Morel’s academic background here.



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