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SSU to host exhibit on Lincolns life, legacy
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SAVANNAH—Savannah State University will host a national traveling exhibition that examines Abraham Lincoln’s life, accomplishments and legacy at the Asa H. Gordon Library, Sept. 9-30.

“Abraham Lincoln: A Man of His Time, A Man for All Times” traces Lincoln’s path from a self-educated, rough-hewn lawyer with virtually no administrative experience, to the president who guided a divided nation through the crises of slavery, secession and Civil War. The exhibit includes speeches, letters and proclamations by the 16th president in a series of panels: Young Mr. Lincoln, Paths to the Presidency, Civil War President, The

Union Preserved/The President Assassinated and Lincoln’s Legacy.   

The exhibition opening includes a reception and lecture by Stephen Asperheim, Ph.D., assistant professor of social and behavioral sciences, at 3 p.m. Other programs and activities are planned in conjunction with the exhibit. All events are free and open to the public.

Savannah State is one of 40 sites nationwide hosting the Lincoln exhibition, which is organized by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and made possible, in part, by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, dedicated to expanding American understanding of human experience and cultural heritage. The Gilder Lehrman Institute developed the exhibition to mark the 2009 bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln’s birth.

For information about the exhibit, contact Barbara tenBroek in the Gordon Library at (912) 356-2692 or

Established in 1890, Savannah State University has 3,450 students enrolled in 23 undergraduate and five graduate programs in three colleges: liberal arts and social sciences, business administration and sciences and technology.