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Woodward Library selected for traveling exhibition

9/12/2011

The Felix G. Woodward Library at Austin Peay State University has been selected as one of 200 libraries in the U.S. to host a traveling panel exhibition created and funded by the National Constitution Center, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the American Library Association.

Using the U.S. Constitution as its cohesive thread, “Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War” offers a fresh and innovative perspective on the Civil War that brings into focus the constitutional crises at the heart of this great conflict. 

The exhibition identifies three crises—the secession of the Southern states, slavery and wartime civil liberties—and explores how Lincoln sought to meet these political and constitutional challenges.

The exhibition will tour throughout the U.S. from September 2011 through May 2015, and each library will host the exhibition for a period of six weeks. Each site will hold public humanities programs related to the exhibition and will be awarded a grant of $750 to provide a reception, purchase marketing materials, etc. 

APSU faculty members from the departments of history and philosophy, political science, languages and literature, music, and theatre and dance will participate as program presenters.  The program is co-sponsored by the Felix G. Woodward Library and the Wilbur N. Daniel African American Cultural Center.

For more information, contact the Woodward Library, 931-221-7346. -- Melony Shemberger