Library of Congress to Display Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address

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For a limited time only (March 4-7), the Library of Congress will commemorate the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address by displaying both the manuscript and reading copies of this iconic document in the Great Hall of the Thomas Jefferson Building.

Visitors will be able to view all four manuscript pages in Lincoln’s own handwriting; see his two-columned reading copy, comprised of text cut and pasted from the printer’s proof; and view photographs, a contemporary news account of the inauguration and an assessment of the speech by abolitionist and human-rights leader Frederick Douglass, all from the Library’s collections.

For more information: http://www.loc.gov/today/pr/2015/15-021.html?loclr=rssloc
 
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