UNCA to host national Lincoln exhibit starting Oct. 15

Press release

from UNC Asheville News Services

“Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War,” a national traveling exhibition, will open at UNC Asheville’s Ramsey Library on October 15. The exhibit examines how President Lincoln viewed the Constitution as applied to three intertwined crises of the Civil War—the secession of Southern states, slavery and wartime civil liberties.

Local elements, including diaries, portraits, and slave deeds showing how slavery and emancipation impacted Western North Carolina, have been added to the exhibit for its stay at UNC Asheville. The exhibit is free and will be open to the public whenever Ramsey Library is open, through November 16.

An opening reception for the exhibition will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. Monday, October 15, at Ramsey Library. At 7 p.m. UNC Asheville Visiting Assistant Professor of History Darin Waters will present a lecture, “Emancipation: A Crime Against Humanity,” in Humanities Lecture Hall on the campus.


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