Lincoln Heads to the Law School

A new traveling exhibition at Pace Law School tells the story of Abraham Lincoln’s struggle to meet the Constitutional challenges of the Civil War. Stop by on March 6 for the opening reception.

Pace Law Library is proud to have been selected as a site for “Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War,” a traveling exhibition which examines how President Lincoln used the Constitution to confront three intertwined crises of the Civil War—the secession of Southern states, slavery, and civil liberties.

Using the Constitution as the cohesive thread, “Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War” offers a fresh and innovative perspective on Lincoln that focuses on his struggle to meet the political and constitutional challenges of the Civil War.

The exhibition will open on Monday, March 5, and to celebrate the opening, the Library will host a reception on Tuesday, March 6, at 5:00 p.m. when Pace Law School Assistant Dean Mark Shulman will discuss “What Abraham Lincoln Can Teach Us about Confronting National Security Threats in the 21st Century.”

In addition to the opening reception, the Library is sponsoring free programs in connection with the exhibition including a talk on “Lincoln’s Conception of Presidential Authority in Crisis Times” with Professor Ralph Stein on Wednesday, March 21 at 5:00 p.m.

Organized by the National Constitution Center and the American Library Association Public Programs Office and made possible by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), the exhibition features informative panels depicting photographic reproductions of original documents, including a draft of Lincoln’s first inaugural speech, the Emancipation Proclamation, and the Thirteenth Amendment.

The exhibition is free and open to the public and will be on display until April 11.

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