John Spoor Broome Library


Library Rooftop

Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War

Traveling Exhibit will be in Broome Library Exhibition Hall on:

October 11th - November 30th

This traveling exhibition explores Lincoln’s struggle to resolve the
basic questions that divided Americans at the most perilous moment in
the nation’s history.
Was the United States truly one nation, or was it a confederacy
of sovereign and separate states?
How could a country founded on “all men are created equal”
tolerate slavery?
In a national crisis, would civil liberties be secure?
Lincoln’s decisions about these intertwined crises of war reinvented the
Constitution and promise of American life. This exhibition develops
a more complete understanding of Abraham Lincoln as president and
the Civil War as the nation’s gravest Constitutional crisis.
Opening Reception
October 11, 2012
Broome Library Exhibition Hall
Featuring UCLA Professor Joan Waugh
author of U.S. Grant: American Hero, American Myth

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The event is free and open to the public.  Free parking will be available on campus in specific lots. Once on campus, follow the directional signs to the designated parking lot. 

Visit our guide to the Lincoln Exhibit for more information here   


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 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.