Freedom: A History of US Exhibit Open House
From January 9 through February 5, Delaware Main Library will host “Freedom: A History of US,” an exhibit from the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. It features the evolving concept of freedom from founding through the civil rights movement.
Join the Library for an open house with light refreshments on January 16 from 2 to 5 p.m.
This exhibition documents and illustrates critical figures and events while tracing the evolving concept of freedom from founding until 1968. Among the highlights are: a rare 1776 printing of the Declaration of Independence, a printed draft and the official copy of the US Constitution, Lincoln’s handwritten notes for speeches, and letters by leading figures such as Frederick Douglass, Susan B. Anthony, and Martin Luther King Jr. Some of the more poignant descriptions of the meaning of freedom to the common man are found in the personal letters of Civil War soldiers, which speak to the pain and pride of fighting for national ideals.