- Associated Press - Friday, January 9, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) - New York’s Morgan Library and Museum is opening an exhibition on Abraham Lincoln that highlight the genius of his writings and speeches.

“Lincoln Speaks: Words That Transformed a Nation” opens Jan. 23 and runs through June 7.

The exhibition coincides with the 150th anniversary of his assassination and the end of the Civil War.

It features 80 items. In addition to his well-known Gettysburg Address and Cooper Union speech, there are lesser-known documents. They include the last letter he wrote to his wife, about the fall of Richmond, and a hand-written note denying clemency to a slave trader sentenced to death.

The museum partnered on the exhibition with the New York-based Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.


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