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Eastern Michigan University (Ypsilanti, MI 48197-2214)
Robert Stevens (Project Director: February 2009 to May 2015)

Small Grants to Libraries: Lincoln, Constitution and Civil War
Public Programs

$2,500 (approved)
$2,382 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/2009 – 12/31/2013

Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War - A Traveling Exhibition to Libraries

Eastern Michigan University is submitting the attached proposal "Lincoln: The Constitution and Civil War" to NEH Small Grants to Libraries program in order to host this exciting exhibition. Through hosting this exhibition and through public programming, EMU will engage the community in a debate and discussion about the difficult choices Lincoln faced as president, and what we can learn from his experience to guide us today. EMU will partner with the Ypsilanti District Library, Ypsilanti Community Band, EMU Departments of History and Philosophy, Political Science, African American Studies, and EMU Gear Up in order to engage members of both the local Ypsilanti and EMU communities, including students from local high schools. Program activities will include an opening reception,including a performance by Fred Priebe, Lincoln re-enactor, a public lecture, a concert and reading, a workshop for high school students, and a closing panel of humanities faculty members.