The Franklin D. Schurz Library is pleased to announce the opening of a new exhibition, “Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War” from February 29 to April 11 in the Library’s 5th Floor.
Lincoln: the Constitution and the Civil War, a traveling exhibition for libraries, was organized by the National Constitution Center and the American Library Association Public Programs Office. The traveling exhibition has been made possible by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Lincoln: the Constitution and the Civil War is based on an exhibition of the same name developed by the National Constitution Center.
Considered a controversial president during his tenure, Abraham Lincoln faced many difficult questions during the Civil War. This exhibit examines those struggles and addresses three basic questions he faced during a criticial moment in United States history:
- Was the United States truly one nation, or was it a confederacy of sovereign and separate states?
- How could a country founded on the belief that "all men are created equal" tolerate slavery?
- In a national crisis, would civil liberties be secure?
Lincoln image: ©2009 Alusiv, Inc.