UDLLI Saturday Seminars
Classic Architecture of Oakwood
We will survey architectural styles prevalent in the early 1900's from Craftsman and English Tudor to rare styles such as Beaux Arts and International. We will view a PowerPoint presentation, utilizing Oakwood’s well-preserved housing stock, to explore the origins and architectural details of these homes. Where applicable, brief histories of the homes and/or their famous occupants will be included.
Saturday, April 13
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at McGinnis Center
Seminar Limit: 30
Lincoln and the Law
This seminar will cover Lincoln’s 23-year law practice with a focus on several important cases, one of which was tried in Cincinnati. We will also explore how President Lincoln handled important constitutional issues: the suspension of the Writ of Habeas Corpus, including the case of Dayton Congressman Clement Vallandigham; the admission of West Virginia as a state; and the Emancipation Proclamation.
Saturday, April 20
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in Sears Recital Hall, (Jesse Philips Humanities Building)
Clement Vallandigham - NEW
Now largely forgotten because he was on the wrong side of history, this Civil War congressman from Dayton led an extraordinarily colorful, newsworthy, even cinematic life. He was perhaps the leading Copperhead, the North’s most anti-Lincoln faction. Banished for anti-war speeches, he made an historic run for governor in 1863 (as the Democratic nominee) from exile in Canada. From his rousing speeches, to his arrest downtown, to his trial, to a disastrous role at the 1864 Democratic convention, to one of the great American death scenes, he was in the spotlight then as much as the shadows now.
Saturday, April 13
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at River Campus
Seminar Limit: 36
Lincoln's Path to Emancipation and a Bi-Racial America - NEW
January 1, 2013 is the 150th anniversary of President Lincoln’s issuance of the Emancipation Proclamation. This PowerPoint lecture explores the evolution of Lincoln’s beliefs – before and during his presidency – regarding slavery, the colonization of blacks to another country, the emancipation of slaves, and the rights of citizenship of the freed slaves in a post-slavery America.
Saturday, April 27
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. at Sears Recital Hall (Jesse Philips Humanities Building)