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Last updated 1:24AM ET
September 25, 2018
Emphasis - October 1
Tim Roberts in the Tri States Public Radio news studio
(wium) - Rich Egger's guest is Tim Roberts, Assistant Professor of History at Western Illinois University. They talk about the exhibit "Abraham Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War."

Macomb is one of just 50 sites across the country to host the traveling exhibit, which was put together by the National Constitution Center and the American Library Association Public Programs Office.

The display can be seen during regular hours at WIU's Malpass Library, October 7 - November 19. It will be located in the Garden Lounge.

A series of events will be held in conjunction with the exhibit. All are free and open to the public:

Thursday, October 7, 8:00pm. The opening night reception will include a presentation of "Abraham Lincoln in Song" by Macomb singer Chris Vallillo. The College of Fine Arts and Communication Recital Hall.

Wednesday, October 13, 7:00pm. A panel presentation on Lincoln and the Constitution featuring Antonio Delgado, Illinois Humanities Rhodes Scholar; Civil War historian and WIU History Professor/Chair Emeritus Larry Balsamo; and Constitution scholar and WIU Political Science Professor Rick Hardy. Stipes Hall 121.

Wednesday, October 27, 7:00pm. The Honorable Frank Williams, former Chief Justice of the Rhode Island Supreme Court, author of "Judging Lincoln" (2002), coauthor of "The Emancipation Proclamation: Three Views" (2008), member of the U.S. Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission and Distinguished Lecturer for the Organization of American Historians, will present "Abraham Lincoln and Civil Liberties in Wartime." Stipes Hall 121.

Thursday, November 11, 7:00pm. Another nationally-known speaker, Bruce Levine, the J.G. Randall Distinguished Professor of History and Professor of African American Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign, is the author of "Half Slave and Half Free: The Roots of the Civil War" (1992, 2005) and "Confederate Emancipation: Southern Plans to Free and Arm Slaves during the Civil War" (2005). Levine will present "Abraham Lincoln as a Revolutionary Leader." Stipes Hall 121.

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