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NCC Hosts Opening Celebration of Traveling Lincoln Exhibition on November 7

NCC’s Opening Celebration for the Lincoln exhibition will begin with a keynote address at 10 a.m. Wednesday, November 7 in the PepsiCo Theater by prize-winning Lincoln biographer Professor Michael Burlingame of the University of Illinois at Springfield.

Later that day, Burlingame will take part in a panel discussion at 1 p.m. with James F. Simon of New York Law School and Manisha Sinha of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. The discussion will be moderated by J. Ronald Spencer of Trinity College.

The National Constitution Center’s traveling exhibition, Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War,” is now on view in the NCC Everett I.L. Baker Library through December 12, 2012.

This exhibition is administered by the American Library Association and funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Abraham Lincoln’s struggle to save the Union transformed the Constitution and created the nation we are today. 150 years later, as we commemorate the sesquicentennial of the Civil War, NCC invites you to explore our nation’s unfinished work and the continuing questions of tensions among the states, the meaning of equality, and the protection of civil liberties in times of crisis.

For more information about these events, and the many off-campus events at libraries and historical societies, see the event brochure or the Lincoln exhibition website at