Program to spotlight Abraham Lincoln’s legacy

It will be held Monday, Feb. 10, at Exton library

Screen Shot 2014-01-22 at 4.16.49 PMAs the 250th anniversary of the Civil War moves into high gear, the Chester County Library is inviting the public to focus on Abraham Lincoln.

On Monday, Feb. 10, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Struble Room, the Exton library will present “Abraham Lincoln: A Study in the Paradox of Greatness,” a program offering insight into one of America’s best known and most honored leaders.

The presentation, featuring Haverford College’s Roger Lane, will explore Lincoln’s claim on posterity, which rests not just on his victory in the Civil War, but also on the unique combination of Lincoln’s personal qualities, his historical context and the American imagination.

Once named by Philadelphia Magazine as one of the “Top 10 Profs” in the Philadelphia metropolitan area, Lane has also written several prize-winning books and has frequently appeared in television documentaries dealing with crime, the history of Philadelphia, and the urban African American experience.

The presentation is a program of the Pennsylvania Humanities Council, supported in part by National Endowment for the Humanities. Registration is required.  Please visit and Click on “Find an Event.” The Chester County Library is located at 450 Exton Square Parkway, Exton.

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