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Lincoln is coming to the Library this fall!


SAVE THE DATE!  GRAND OPENING!

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2014 at 4:30PM
MARY TEFFT WHITE CULTURAL CENTER
KEYNOTE LECTURE: THE HONORABLE FRANK J. WILLIAMS

“Justice: Comparing President Abraham Lincoln and Chief Justice Roger B. Taney”
Featuring the RWU Chorus performing songs of the Civil War era
Reception following sponsored by the Roger Williams University Library


The University Library will be hosting the ALA/NEH traveling exhibition, Abraham Lincoln:  The Constitution and the Civil War, September 17 – October 31, 2014.  Lectures, performances and films related to the exhibition will be offered throughout the six-week exhibition. 

A Student Showcase featuring student work will be mounted alongside the national exhibition.  Please consider potential curricular connections to the exhibition for your classes.  We are hoping for extensive student engagement with this project and the learning opportunities it presents. 

For more information on the exhibition, please see this short video by the exhibition curator from the National Constitution Center, Dr. Steve Frank.

The RWU website will be updated as events are confirmed, so please check back regularly.  We hope you will take advantage of this wonderful opportunity for the RWU campus community as well as the nearby public community. 

All events will be free and open to the public.  Come join us in celebrating the legacy of Abraham Lincoln in the context of the U.S. Constitution and the Civil War.


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.