Past Event

With Malice Toward None: The Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Exhibition

With “Malice Toward None: The Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Exhibition,” an exhibition created by the Library of Congress, will open at the Newberry Library on October 10, 2009, in commemoration of the 200th birthday of America’s 16th president. The exhibition offers the public the opportunity to view rarely seen treasures from the Library of Congress’s collections.

With Malice Toward None” charts Lincoln’s growth from prairie lawyer to preeminent statesman and addresses the monumental issues he faced, including slavery and race, the dissolution of the Union, and the Civil War. The exhibit reveals Lincoln the man, whose thoughts, words, and actions were deeply affected by personal experiences and pivotal historic events.

By placing Lincoln’s words in a historical context, the exhibition gives visitors a deeper understanding of how remarkable Lincoln’s decisions were for their time and why his words continue to resonate today.

This exhibition is on display from October 10, 2009 – December 19, 2009.

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