Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War

This traveling exhibition is open at Kimbel Library and runs through November 28, 2012. Kimbel Library will hold several free events for the public in connection with this exhibition:

Tuesday, October 16, at 4:30 p.m.
Kimbel Library will be hosting an Opening Ceremony. This event marks the official opening of the exhibit and will feature remarks by Dr. Robert Sheehan, provost of Coastal Carolina University, Dr. Barbara Burd, dean of Kimbel Library, and Ben Burroughs, Director of the Horry County Archives Center.

Thursday, October 25 at 4:30 p.m.
“Lincoln's Constitutional Crisis: South Carolinians React” is a Faculty Panel featuring distinguished Coastal Carolina University professors Rod Gragg, Dr. John Navin, and Dr. Wink Prince. This event will take place in the James J. Johnson Auditorium of the Wall College of Business. Featuring Coastal Carolina University faculty, the panel will explore the ways that South Carolinians reacted on a personal and social level to the constitutional dilemmas that influenced Lincoln’s campaign and presidency.

Wednesday, October 31 at 4:30 p.m.
Dr. Maggi Morehouse is a noted professor of Southern History and a new member of the History Department in the Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts at Coastal Carolina University. She will be speaking in the James J. Johnson Auditorium of the Wall College of Business on “Society and Culture in the Age of Lincoln.”  She has published articles and books on African-American history and southern history, including Fighting in the Jim Crow Army (2006). Dr. Morehouse will have signed copies of her newest book, Civil War America: A Social and Cultural History, available at the event.

Thursday, November 8 at 4:30 p.m.
Dr. Vernon Burton will present “Lincoln, Calhoun and the Constitution” in the James J. Johnson Auditorium of the Wall College of Business. This presentation will discuss both Lincoln and Calhoun's constitutional dilemmas. Dr. Burton is currently the Director for Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences for the Cyber-institute at Clemson University. For the previous two years he was the Burroughs Distinguished Professor of Southern History and Culture at Coastal Carolina University. He is the author of In My Father’s House Are Many Mansions:  Family and Community in Edgefield County, South Carolina (1985); The Age of Lincoln (2007); and co-author of "A Gentleman and an Officer":  A Military and Social History of James B. Griffin's Civil War (1996). He serves as a board member of the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Foundation and has presented numerous lectures on Abraham Lincoln.

For more information about these events, please visit the Kimbel Library News and Events page or call Ben Burroughs at (843) 349-4056. “Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War” is an exhibit organized by the National Constitution Center and the American Library Association Public Programs Office with the help of a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH): great ideas brought to life. The traveling exhibition is based on an exhibition of the same name developed by the National Constitution Center.

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