National Lincoln Exhibit Opens Thursday

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Author: Rebecca Rakoczy

For Immediate Release

It seems Lincoln fever is upon us, from Steven Spielberg’s epic film, to Doris Kearns Goodwin’s bestselling historical tome, “Team of Rivals.”

On Thursday, Feb. 21, Georgia Perimeter College joins the nation in spotlighting Lincoln with the opening of the national traveling exhibition, “Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War.” The exhibit opening begins at 6 p.m. with “Abraham Lincoln and the Emancipation Proclamation” a talk by GPC history professor Dr. Paul Hudson in the Dunwoody Campus Auditorium (NC-1100) , followed by a tour of the exhibit itself and a reception in the Dunwoody Campus library, (N-LRC.)

The exhibition, which runs through April 3, 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.

Using the U.S. Constitution as the cohesive thread, “Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War” focuses on Lincoln’s struggle to meet the political and constitutional challenges of the Civil War. Organized thematically, the exhibition explores how Lincoln used the Constitution to confront three intertwined crises of the war—the secession of Southern states, slavery and wartime civil liberties.

“We are honored to have been selected to host this impressive traveling exhibit and hope that everyone will have an opportunity to see Lincoln “up close” while experiencing the panels that are based on a difficult time in our nation’s history,” said Lora Mirza, interim library director on the Dunwoody Campus.
The exhibit is free and open to the public during library hours. GPC’s Dunwoody Campus is located at 2101 Womack Road, Dunwoody. For information, contact Lora Mirza at 770-274-5091.

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