“Forever Free: Abraham Lincoln’s Journey to Emancipation” Exhibit Coming to the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library

“Forever Free: Abraham Lincoln’s Journey to Emancipation,” a national traveling exhibition that focuses on Lincoln’s quest to restore a Union divided by Civil War, opens at the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library this upcoming February 5-March 20, 2009 for six weeks. 

 

Organized by the Huntington Library, San Marino, Calif., and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, New York City, N.Y., in cooperation with the American Library Association, this free exhibition shows how Lincoln’s beliefs about freeing the slaves were transformed by war-time developments.  “Forever Free” is made possible by major grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission, created by Congress and charged with planning the national celebration of Lincoln’s 200th birthday.

 

The Columbus-Lowndes Public Library will be offering free programs and other events for the public in connection with the exhibition.  Please call 662-329-5304 for details, or visit http://lowndeslibforeverfree.wordpress.com.

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Published in: on January 16, 2009 at 9:00 pm  Leave a Comment  

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