A national traveling exhibition that examines Abraham Lincoln’s life, accomplishments and legacy opened at the Savannah State University’s Asa H. Gordon Library on September 9, 2009. The exhibition is organized by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and is made possible in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. “Abraham Lincoln: A man of his time a man for all times” traces Lincoln’s path from a selfeducated, rough-hewn lawyer with virtually no administrative experience, to the president who guided a divided nation through the crisis of slavery, secession and Civil War.
The library is offering free programs and other events for the public in connection with the exhibition. Events include a presentation by Dr Charles Elmore about General David Hunter and the tremendous impact he had on President Lincoln and the freedom of African- Americans. Dr Elmore is the author of many books including “General David Hunter’s proclamation : the quest for African-American freedom before and during the Civil War”. This presentation will be held on Sept 17th at 10:00 am. The exhibit and presentation are free and the public is invited to attend.
For specific information about the exhibit, contact Ivy Brannen in the Gordon Library: 912-356- 2696 or branneni@savannahstate. edu.
Savannah State is one of 40 sites nationwide hosting the Lincoln exhibition, which is organized by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and made possible, in part, by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, dedicated to expanding American understanding of human experience and cultural heritage. The Gilder Lehrman Institute developed the exhibition to mark the 2009 bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln’s birth.
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