Main Library Bernheim Gallery: Opening November 15
Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War
A new travelling exhibit at the Main Library examines how President Lincoln used the Constitution to confront three intertwined crises of the Civil War—the secession of Southern states, slavery, and wartime civil liberties. Featuring photographic reproductions of original documents, including a draft of Lincoln’s first inaugural speech, the Emancipation Proclamation and the Thirteenth Amendment, Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War is presented by the National Constitution Center and the American Library Association Public Programs Office, with funding 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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Iroquois Library Community Gallery - February 2015
Photography by Aukram Burton
Iroquois Library presents "Journeys through the African Diaspora: A Photographic Retrospective 1979-Present," an exhibit featuring a collection of photographs by Aukram Burton. His extensive travels have allowed him to document images reflecting people, places, and events within the African diaspora. Aukram's photography is a product of over three decades of travel to Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Brazil, Cuba, Jamaica, Panama, and Barbados and within the United States, "Journeys through the African Diaspora" broadens our awareness and challenges the negative perceptions commonly held about people of African descent. In providing glimpses of Africans from some of the many countries on the African continent and those of African descent residing around the globe, this exhibit invites the viewer to contemplate the full range of the “African” experience — highlighting not only what is common, but also what is decidedly unique.