Freedom: A History of US
F reedom. Inalienable Rights. From the founding of our nation, the freedom of the common man has been at the forefront of our consciousness. Freedom: A History of US traces the evolution of freedom from our nation’s earliest documents, a rare 1776 printing of the Declaration of Independence, through Civil Rights movement in 1968. Inspect Lincoln’s handwritten notes, letters by such activists as Frederick Douglass, Susan B. Anthony, and Martin Luther King, Jr., plus articles that bring the national fight for freedom closer to home here in Troup County.
Freedom: A History of US, the initial exhibit is on loan from the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, and will be on display September 15- October 23. Troup County Archives will expand on the theme throughout the fall and spring and maintain the exhibit through the end of the 2015-2016 school year.
Legacy Museum on Main admission is free of charge. Normal operating hours are Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm, and the first and third Saturdays of the month, 10am to 4pm.
All images seen here from History: A Story of US are the property of Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. The top image is cropped from a broadside titled "Slave Market in America," published by the American Anti-Slavery Society, New York, 1836, Gilder Lehrman Collections GLCO4557. The second image is by Paul Revere, "The Bloody Massacre Perpetrated in King-Street, Boston on March 5, 1770," Gilder Lehrman Collections GLCO0168. The final image is a letter from George Washington to John F. Mercer, 9 September 1786, written at Mount Vernon, Gilder Lehrman Collections GLCO3705.