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Course on Lincoln's legacy offered by Osher at Mizzou


Linda Geist
University of Missouri Extension
Phone: 573-882-9185

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An 1858 photograph of Abraham Lincoln.

Published: Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013

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Lucille Salerno, 573-884-5927

COLUMBIA, Mo. – History buffs can study Abraham Lincoln during a four-week course from the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Missouri.

Bill Carney, adjunct history professor at Columbia College, will lead students in a discussion of Lincoln’s life, including his views on slavery and secession and how his consistent vision carried him through the turmoil of the Civil War.

This course, which discusses Lincoln’s legacy, communication methods, gifts as a writer and relations with prominent contemporaries, is a fitting complement to the ongoing 150th anniversary of the Civil War.

The weekly classes meet 1:30-3 p.m., Jan. 22 to Feb. 12, in the Moss Building, 1405 Hillcrest Drive, at the Waters-Moss Memorial Wildlife Area.

For more information, go to or call 573-882-2585 or 573-882-8189. There is a fee of $60 for one course or an annual enrollment fee of $240 for the academic year.

Part of MU Extension, Osher at Mizzou delivers courses designed to complement the interests, concerns and lifestyles of the over-50 adult.