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Archive for January 9th, 2012

Lincoln Exhibit at C|M|Law Library

Say hello to Abraham Lincoln at the entrance to the Law Library in the form of the traveling exhibition Lincoln:  The Constitution and the Civil War, an examination of how President Lincoln used the Constitution to confront the secession of Southern states, slavery, and wartime civil liberties. From now until February 17, the Law Library hosts the exhibit, which was organized by the National Constitution Center and the American Library Association and funded through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.  We hope you’ll take the time to peruse the installation, and also take advantage of our programming and recommendations for fuller exploration of these issues, including:

  •     January 19, 4:30-6:00pm Moot Court Room: Opening reception and program.  Hear C|M|Law experts address topics inspired by the exhibition’s main themes – David Forte on post-war attitudes toward segregation in the legal profession, Dennis Keating on Lincoln’s suspension of habeas corpus in the interest of national security, and Lolita Buckner Inniss on African-ancestored slavery among the Cherokee.
  •       February 8, 3:30-5:00pm Waetjen Auditorium: Up Close and Personal with Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis.  Hear Lincoln deliver the Gettysburg Address, and then watch the original one-act play Lincoln’s Last Debate: Confrontation at Hampton Roads, performed by local reenactors Mel Maurer, William Vodrey and John Fazio.
  •       Test your knowledge of the exhibit issues with a simple quiz, and earn a chance to win the new book Lincoln and the Triumph of the Nation:  Constitutional Conflict in the American Civil War.  Click here for the quiz or pick up a copy at the Library Information Services Desk.