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C-SPAN 3 to Air Lincoln Lecture Nov. 27-28 Taped at WIU

November 24, 2010

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MACOMB, IL – "Abraham Lincoln as a Revolutionary Leader," the lecture presented by Lincoln scholar Bruce Levine at Western Illinois University Nov. 11, will be replayed on C-SPAN 3 at 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. (CT) Saturday, Nov. 27 and at 10 a.m. (CT) Sunday, Nov. 28.

C-SPAN 3 is available in McDonough County on digital TV 447. The program, which is part of the history block on C-SPAN 3, is at It will be streamed live on the web during replay, and it also will be available for viewing on the web on Monday, Nov. 29.

Levin, the J.G. Randall Distinguished Professor of History and Professor of African American Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, gave the final lecture of three presentations complementing the traveling exhibition, "Lincoln: the Constitution and the Civil War," which was on display in Western's Leslie F. Malpass Library from Oct. 6 – Nov. 19.

Levine is the author of "Half Slave and Half Free: The Roots of the Civil War" (2nd edition, New York: Hill & Wang, 2005); and "Confederate Emancipation: Southern Plans to Free and Arm Slaves During the Civil War" (New York: Oxford University Press, 2005), which won the 2007 Peter Seaborg Award for Civil War Scholarship and was a finalist for the 2005 Jefferson Davis Award.

The exhibition contained a series of museum-style panels, which traced the evolution of President Lincoln's response to the secession crisis of 1860-1861 and his determination to preserve the Union, was organized by the National Constitution Center and the American Library Association Public Programs Office. It was made possible by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Assistant Professor of History Timothy Roberts was the Lincoln project director at Western.

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