BLUE HILL — John M. Roberts, MD, will give a Summer Speaker Series talk titled “Abraham Lincoln: Purposeful Politician” at George Stevens Academy on Tuesday, Aug. 16, at 7 p.m.
Roberts is professor emeritus of orthopedic surgery at the Boston University School of Medicine and a founding member of Colloquy Downeast, of which he is currently a Steering Committee member.
He is also a student in retirement of American History, and in recent years has shared his knowledge on a variety of American historical subjects through Downeast Colloquy.
The Aug. 16 talk will focus on Abraham Lincoln, who is universally acknowledged as one of, if not the greatest president of the United States. He was, at one time or another, a farm worker for hire, a river boatman at risk, a storekeeper and self-taught lawyer, a jokester and author, an orator and politician, a president and military commander, a racist and emancipator and a leader of men and lover of children. His relevance and importance increase even as his influence is challenged.
The talk will be held in the Esther Wood Lecture Room and begin at 7 p.m.
Seating is first come, first served.
For more information, call 374-2800 or visit www.georgestevensacademy.org/speakerseries.