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Published: Monday, 2/17/2014

Lourdes lecture to focus on reaction to Lincoln's death

Kent State assistant professor to be guest speaker on March 6

Leonne Hudson Leonne Hudson

Lourdes University will host its 2014 Distinguished Lectureship in American History & Culture, “The Reaction of Black Americans to Lincoln’s Death” on March 6, at 7 p.m. in the Franciscan Center.

Guest lecturer is Leonne M. Hudson.

Mr. Hudson is associate professor of history at Kent State University. His specialty is 19th Century U.S. history, and he researched the Mexican War and the Civil War era, particularly the military contributions of black troops to the Union effort. He is working on a research project in progress on the reaction of black soldiers to the death of Abraham Lincoln.

His published works include: Company 'A' Corps of Engineers (U.S.A., 1846-1848) in the Mexican War and The Odyssey of a Southerner: The Life and Times of Gustavus Woodson Smith.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

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