Burton to speak at NGU

The Department of History and Political Science at North Greenville University is pleased to announce that Dr. O. Vernon Burton will give its annual Hickson Lecture in the Billingsley Theatre on Tuesday, September 20, 2011 at 7PM. The title of the Lecture is “The Age of Lincoln, Then and Now,” and is drawn from his latest book, The Age of Lincoln (2007). The lecture will be followed by a reception. The public is invited to attend.

Dr. Burton is a native of Ninety-Six, and a graduate of Furman University.  After many years as professor of history at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, he is now Professor of History and Director of the Clemson Cyberinstitute.  Dr. Burton has authored or edited sixteen books, including In My Father’s House are Many Mansions: Family and Community in Edgefield, South Carolina (1985).  To learn more about Dr. Burton, please visit his website at www.ageoflincoln.com.

For more information about the lecture please contact Dr. H. Paul Thompson, Jr. at (864) 977-7768 or paul.thompson@ngu.edu.