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Noted Lincoln Historian to Discuss ‘A Nation Mourns’

April 1, 2015

Abraham Lincoln and civil war expert Ronald D. Rietveld, Cal State Fullerton emeritus professor of history, will discuss the death of the 16th president as this year's speaker at the annual lecture named in his honor. The free presentation, "A Nation Mourns: The Death of Abraham Lincoln" is open to the public. RSVPs are requested. This year marks the 150th anniversary of Lincoln's assassination. 

Thursday, April 16
7 p.m.

Cal State Fullerton, Ruby Gerontology Center's Mackey Auditorium
800 N. State College Blvd., Fullerton, 92831

The Rietveld Lecture series, sponsored by Cal State Fullerton's College of Humanities and Social Sciences, was launched as a tribute to the historian in 2009, the year the educator retired from Cal State Fullerton. Rietveld is considered a leading authority on Lincoln, a subject that he has been focused on since the age of 14, when he found a photo of the president lying in state. The photo had been lost for 87 years.

Since its creation, the Rietveld Lecture has featured such noted scholars as Ronald C. White, author of "A. Lincoln: A Biography," and Craig L. Symonds, author of "Lincoln and His Admirals: Abraham Lincoln, the U.S. Navy and the Civil War."

$2 per hour or $8 for a daily permit. Details are available online.

Requested by April 10. Contact Pia Claudio via email or by calling 657-278-5309.

Sarah Muñoz, 657-278-3801
Pamela McLaren, 657-278-4852

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