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Earn graduate credit through our live online graduate course, Understanding Lincoln. Enrollment is open until May 27, 2014.

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Understanding Lincoln

No one would have appreciated the power of online education more than Abraham Lincoln, one of the great self-made, lifelong learners in world history. Join Gilder Lehrman and Dickinson College—and learn like Lincoln.

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October 3 – 31, 2013 Location: Lucius E. and Elise C. Burch Jr. Library, 501 Poplar View Parkway, Collierville, TN
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Lucius E. and Elise C. Burch Jr. Library, 501 Poplar View Parkway, Collierville, TN

The panel exhibition Looking at Lincoln explores images, especially cartoons, as a way of investigating Abraham Lincoln in the context of his times. These cartoons are vividly biting; they invite us to put aside twenty-first-century assumptions and look at events through the eyes of people living in the era. Among the highlights are a California printing of the Emancipation Proclamation signed by Abraham Lincoln and political cartoons relating to the election of 1860.

April 22 – June 3, 2013 Location: Nevada Historical Society, 1650 North Virginia Street, Reno, NV
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Nevada Historical Society, 1650 North Virginia Street, Reno, NV

Abraham Lincoln: A Man of His Time, A Man for All Times, a traveling panel exhibition, illustrates that two centuries after his birth, Lincoln still speaks to Americans and the world. Raised on the Kentucky and Indiana frontiers, and formed by his experiences as a lawyer in Illinois, Lincoln wrestled with issues of race and rights, with the limits of political leadership, and with civil liberties during wartime.

April 11 – May 2, 2013 Location: Sequoyah Middle School, 3425 S. 360th Street, Auburn, WA
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Sequoyah Middle School, 3425 S. 360th Street, Auburn, WA

Panel exhibition, with interpretive and educational materials, that explores images, especially cartoons, as a way of investigating Abraham Lincoln in the context of his times. These cartoons are vividly biting; they invite us to put aside twenty-first-century assumptions and look at events through the eyes of people living in the era. Among the highlights are a California printing of the Emancipation Proclamation signed by Abraham Lincoln and political cartoons relating to the election of 1860.

March 19 – April 16, 2013 Location: Putnam County Parks, #1 Valley Park Drive, Hurricane, WV
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Putnam County Parks, #1 Valley Park Drive, Hurricane, WV

Abraham Lincoln: A Man of His Time, A Man for All Times, a traveling panel exhibition, illustrates that two centuries after his birth, Lincoln still speaks to Americans and the world. Raised on the Kentucky and Indiana frontiers, and formed by his experiences as a lawyer in Illinois, Lincoln wrestled with issues of race and rights, with the limits of political leadership, and with civil liberties during wartime.

March 19 – April 16, 2013 Location: Allan Daily High School, 220 N. Kenwood Street, Glendale, CA
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Allan Daily High School, 220 N. Kenwood Street, Glendale, CA

Panel exhibition, with interpretive and educational materials, that explores images, especially cartoons, as a way of investigating Abraham Lincoln in the context of his times. These cartoons are vividly biting; they invite us to put aside twenty-first-century assumptions and look at events through the eyes of people living in the era. Among the highlights are a California printing of the Emancipation Proclamation signed by Abraham Lincoln and political cartoons relating to the election of 1860.

February 12 – March 12, 2013 Location: Bayonne High School, 669 Avenue A, Bayonne, NJ
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Bayonne High School, 669 Avenue A, Bayonne, NJ

Panel exhibition, with interpretive and educational materials, that explores images, especially cartoons, as a way of investigating Abraham Lincoln in the context of his times. These cartoons are vividly biting; they invite us to put aside twenty-first-century assumptions and look at events through the eyes of people living in the era. Among the highlights are a California printing of the Emancipation Proclamation signed by Abraham Lincoln and political cartoons relating to the election of 1860.

February 12 – March 12, 2013 Location: Haines City High School, 2800 Hornet Drive, Haines City, FL
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Haines City High School, 2800 Hornet Drive, Haines City, FL

Abraham Lincoln: A Man of His Time, A Man for All Times, a traveling panel exhibition, illustrates that two centuries after his birth, Lincoln still speaks to Americans and the world. Raised on the Kentucky and Indiana frontiers, and formed by his experiences as a lawyer in Illinois, Lincoln wrestled with issues of race and rights, with the limits of political leadership, and with civil liberties during wartime.

February 7 – March 7, 2013 Location: Paul Meek Library-University of Tennessee at Martin, 10 Wayne Fisher Drive, Martin, TN
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Paul Meek Library-University of Tennessee at Martin, 10 Wayne Fisher Drive, Martin, TN

Abraham Lincoln: A Man of His Time, A Man for All Times, a traveling panel exhibition, illustrates that two centuries after his birth, Lincoln still speaks to Americans and the world. Raised on the Kentucky and Indiana frontiers, and formed by his experiences as a lawyer in Illinois, Lincoln wrestled with issues of race and rights, with the limits of political leadership, and with civil liberties during wartime.

February 7 – March 7, 2013 Location: The Griot Museum of Black History, 2505 St. Louis Avenue, St. Louis, MO
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The Griot Museum of Black History, 2505 St. Louis Avenue, St. Louis, MO

Panel exhibition, with interpretive and educational materials, that explores images, especially cartoons, as a way of investigating Abraham Lincoln in the context of his times. These cartoons are vividly biting; they invite us to put aside twenty-first-century assumptions and look at events through the eyes of people living in the era. Among the highlights are a California printing of the Emancipation Proclamation signed by Abraham Lincoln and political cartoons relating to the election of 1860.