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Black History Month Lecture Looks at Lincoln and the Problem of Slavery

The Duquesne University School of Law is hosting the Black History Month lecture, Abraham Lincoln and the Problem of Slavery, presented by Dr. Paul Finkelman, a senior fellow at the University of Pennsylvania's Penn Program on Democracy, Citizenship and Constitutionalism.

A scholar-in-residence at Philadelphia's National Constitution Center, Finkelman specializes in American legal history, race relations and the law, and the First Amendment. He also is an expert on the law of slavery, constitutional law, religious liberty and African-American history.

During his lecture, Finkelman will address how Lincoln-a "railroad lawyer"-found the constitutional power to end slavery and become "the great emancipator."

When:   Wednsday, Feb. 11, from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

Where:   Room 303, School of Law, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh

Information:   While this is not a public event, the media are invited to attend. Please contact Rose Ravasio in the Office of Public Affairs at 412.396.6051 to arrange free parking.

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