The L.Q.C. Lamar Foundation is a non-profit educational foundation dedicated to interpreting and presenting to the public the life and times of statesman L.Q.C. Lamar through multidisciplinary research, education, and historic preservation initiatives.
Mississippi’s Lamar is one of only two persons in American history to serve in the President of the United States’ Cabinet, both chambers of Congress, and the United States Supreme Court. He is the only Mississippian to ever serve on the Supreme Court.
In his Pulitzer Prize-winning book, Profiles in Courage, John F. Kennedy celebrated Lamar for his courage under pressure in leading reconciliation efforts between the North and South after the Civil War. A man ahead of his times, Lamar also played an important role in planting the seeds of racial reconciliation and developing the nation’s early conservation policies.
The Foundation’s efforts include education and outreach opportunities to share Lamar’s legacy of second chances, reconciliation, character, courage, and leadership, especially for children as they grow to make choices for the future.