CONWAY — Coastal Carolina University’s Kimbel Library will host a national traveling exhibit titled “Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War” from Oct. 12 through Nov. 28.
The exhibit examines how President Abraham Lincoln used the Constitution to confront the secession of Southern states, slavery and wartime civil liberties.
Several campus events have been planned along with the exhibition. They are:
• An opening ceremony at the library at 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 16.
• A discussion by a panel of history professors on the personal and civic reactions of South Carolinians to the Constitutional crises. The discussion is to be held at 4:30 p.m. in the James J. Johnson Auditorium of the Wall College of Business.
• In the auditorium on Oct. 31 at 4:30 p.m., a talk by a Southern history professor titled “Society and Culture in the Age of Lincoln.”
• A talk titled “Lincoln, Calhoun and the Constitution” in the auditorium at 4:30 p.m. Nov. 8 by Lincoln scholar Vernon Burton.
For more information about the events, go to coastal.edu/library or call Ben Burroughs, director of the Horry County Archives Center, at 349-4056.
Contact STEVE JONES at 444-1765.