Monday, October 08, 2007

Forever Free: Abraham Lincoln's Journey to Emancipation

If you live within driving distance of Lansing, Michigan, you may wish to check out this exhibit at the Cooley law School. It is titled Forever Free: Abraham Lincoln's Journey to Emancipation. Even if you do not visit, you can find a lot of good information online.

A press release notes:

The Hon. Thomas E. Brennan Law Library at The Thomas M. Cooley Law School is pleased to announce an upcoming special event. The library will host an exhibit entitled "Forever Free: Abraham Lincoln's Journey to Emancipation."

You are invited to attend the opening event, Friday, Oct. 19, 2007 from 6-9 p.m. in the Cooley Center lobby, 300 S. Capitol Ave., downtown Lansing. Dr. William Anderson, director of the Michigan Department of History, Arts and Libraries, will speak, and Cooley Professor Kathleen Butler will narrate composer Aaron Copland's musical tribute "A Lincoln Portrait."

The exhibit has been organized by the Huntington Library and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, in cooperation with the American Library Association. Major grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission made this exhibit possible.

The exhibit will be on display at the Brennan Law Library in the Strosacker Room from Oct. 18 to Nov. 30, 2007. For more information regarding the exhibit, visit, call Tim Innes at (517) 371-5140, ext. 3303, or e-mail

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