Lincoln exhibit at UWG through March 7

A national traveling exhibit, “Abraham Lincoln: A Man of His Time, a Man for All Times,” is on display at the Ingram Library on the University of West Georgia’s main campus in Carrollton.

The exhibit opened on Lincoln’s birthday, Feb. 12, and ends March 7. The exhibit is free and may be viewed during library hours.

"Abraham Lincoln: A Man of His Time, a Man for All Times" goes beyond the mythical images of Lincoln to examine his beliefs and his impact on the nation. The exhibit traces Lincoln’s path from a man of his times, humbly born, self-taught, and hardworking, to the president who — with virtually no administrative experience — succeeded in guiding a divided nation through the crises of secession and Civil War.

The exhibit examines how and why Lincoln championed emancipation, the ways in which his capacity for intellectual and moral growth shaped his presidency, the manner in which Lincoln’s eloquence changed the nation and his plan for the country’s future.

On Thursday at 11 a.m., Dr. Keith Bohannon, UWG associate professor of history, and Dr. Keith Hebert, UWG assistant professor of history, will engage in a conversation and audience dialogue for “Lincoln: The Road to Emancipation.” Special public parking will be provided in the Townsend Center gated lot beginning at 10 a.m.

The conversation and dialogue will delve into Lincoln’s views on race and slavery and the meaning of the Emancipation Proclamation.

The exhibit was organized by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and is sponsored by Ingram Library’s Penelope Melson Society.



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