Michael Les Benedict, Ph.D., an expert on U.S. Legal and Constitutional History and the Civil War and Reconstruction, presents the 2018 Richard W. Smith Lecture in Civil War History: “The Transformative 14th Amendment: The Constitutional Amendment that Reshaped America.”
Benedict will speak at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 20 in Benes Rooms A and B of Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., Delaware.
A retired professor from The Ohio State University, Benedict has published numerous books on legal developments during and following the Civil War, including “The Blessings of Liberty: A Concise History of the Constitution of the United States” and “Sources in American Constitutional History.”
The annual Smith Lecture is sponsored by the Ohio Wesleyan Department of History. Admission is free. Learn more at www.owu.edu/history.