Foner, the DeWitt Clinton Professor of History at Columbia University, is one of only two persons to serve as president of the three major professional organizations: the Organization of American Historians, American Historical Association and Society of American Historians. He is also one of a handful to have won the Bancroft and Pulitzer prizes in the same year. Foner has written scores of books, including his most recent, “The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery,” which won the Bancroft Prize, Pulitzer Prize for history and The Lincoln Prize.
All of the following events are free and open to the public:
Nov. 15 – Daniel Siegel, Ph.D., associate professor of English, will present a talk on “Lincoln and American Cinema” as part of the Haddin Humanities Forum from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Heritage Hall, Room 524, 1401 University Blvd.
Nov. 19 – On the anniversary of the “Gettysburg Address,” the Alabama Symphony Orchestra will present “An Evening of Lincoln Music” featuring Aaron Copland’s “Lincoln Portrait” and guest narrator Earl Hilliard Jr. from 8-9 p.m. at the Alys Stephens Center, Jemison Concert Hall, 1200 10th Ave. South.
Nov. 20 – UAB Student Activities will screen “Lincoln,” directed by Steven Spielberg, at 7 p.m. in the Chemistry Building, Room 101, 901 14th St. South.
Nov. 21 – The Department of History will present “Lincoln’s Legacy with Dr. Eric Foner” at 7 p.m. in the Alumni House, 1301 10th Ave. South.