Lincoln Club of Delaware Book Discussions

October 17, 2023 – And There Was Light: Abraham Lincoln and the American Struggle, by Jon Meacham (PenguinRandom House, 2022).

Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer and #1 New York Times best-selling author Jon Meacham chronicles the life and moral evolution of Abraham Lincoln and explores why and how Lincoln confronted secession, threats to democracy, and the tragedy of slavery in order to expand the possibilities of America.

“This illuminating new portrait gives us a very human Lincoln—an imperfect man whose moral antislavery commitment, essential to the story of justice in America, began as he grew up in an antislavery Baptist community; who insisted that slavery was a moral evil; and who sought, as he put it, to do right as God gave him to see the right. … In a nation shaped by the courage of the enslaved of the era and by the brave witness of Black Americans, Lincoln’s story illustrates the ways and means of politics in a democracy, the roots and durability of racism, and the capacity of conscience to shape events.”

Date: TUESDAY, October 17, 2023, 7:00 – 9:00 pm

Hybrid event: In person in Wilmington and via Zoom. Details will be provided to registrants.

RSVP: Please register by completing this form.

This title is available in libraries and wherever books are sold.

Lincoln Club Annual Fall Speaker – November 2023 – TBA

Date: SUNDAY, November 19, 2023, 4:30 – 6:30 pm

Location: DuPont Country Club / 1001 Rockland Rd, Wilmington, DE 19803

Details forthcoming.

Lincoln Club Annual Dinner – February 2024 – TBA

Celebrate the Birthday of our sixteenth President at the Annual Black Tie Dinner

Date: February 2024, 6:00 – 9:00 PM ET

Location: TBD

Speaker: TBD

Cocktail Hour: 6:00 – 7:00 pm
Dinner: 7:00 pm
Program: 8:00 – 9:00 pm

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