El Vaquero Sponsors Author Lecture

In a reprise of his presentation
the White House last spring,
author Ronald C. White Jr. will
talk about the impact of
President Lincoln’s last public
speech at the Glendale College
auditorium at noon Monday,
Feb. 23.

White, a La Cañada resident
and professor at San Francisco
Theological Seminary, sets the
scene for the address and
explains its historical, religious
and political context, in his
Washington Post bestselling
book “Lincoln’s Greatest
Speech: The Second Inaugural,”
published by Simon & Schuster
in 2002.

In reviewing the book,
Publishers Weekly said White
“explicate[s] Lincoln’s remarks,
placing them in the context of
the hour when they were uttered,
and demonstrate[ing] how
Lincoln (as usual) sought to
shape public sentiment through
the power of eloquent and carefully
calculated rhetoric.”

In this last of Lincoln’s public
utterances, he places in a religious
context his firm commitment
to ending slavery along
with ending the Civil War and
repairing the nation’s wounds.

Copies will be available for
signing. This free lecture and
book signing is cosponsored by
the Glendale College journalism
and speech departments and is
presented by El Vaquero in
recognition of Lincoln’s birthday
and Black History Month.

For more information, call (818)
551-5214.