Forever Free: Abraham Lincoln’s Journey to Emancipation
Milner Library will host a traveling panel exhibit entitled Forever Free: Abraham Lincoln’s Journey to Emancipation. In panel reproductions of rare historical documents, period photographs, cartoons, and memorabilia, this exhibit re-examines President Lincoln’s views on slavery and his evolving approach to emancipation during the Civil War. Milner was honored to be selected of one of only 63 libraries to participate in the tour.
Forever Free: Abraham Lincoln’s Journey to Emancipation has been organized by the Huntington Library, San Marino, California, and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, New York City, in cooperation with the American Library Association Public Programs Office. This exhibition was made possible by major grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, promoting excellence in the humanities, and the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission, created by Congress and charged with planning the national celebration of Lincoln’s 200th birthday.