In November 2010, Centre College announced that it would highlight its relationship to Abraham Lincoln in an exceptionally artful way: with a larger-than-life bronze statue of the president created by famed sculptor Ed Hamilton. An anonymous donor is making the project possible—one that Centre President John Roush has long hoped for.
President Roush has devoted much of his life to the study of Lincoln’s life and leadership, and in a multi-part video series, “Centre, Lincoln, and Leadership,” he’s eager for viewers to share in his explorations. In part four of the series, President Roush wraps up his discussion of the leadership qualities that enabled Lincoln to “provide leadership to our country at one of its most desperate moments.”
The Arrival and Unveiling of Centre’s Lincoln Statue
Centre’s new Lincoln statue was unveiled in front of Crounse Hall after the 2012 opening convocation. The piece was created by Louisville artist Ed Hamilton, who is world-renowned for his public art (Sept. 20, 2012).
Video by Chris Floyd