Lincoln's treasures rolled out for bicentennial

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Among the wealth of exhibitions being rolled out for the 200th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's birth on Thursday, the Library of Congress has taken center stage.

To honor the 16th US president -- emancipator of the slaves, savior of the Union and victor of the Civil War -- the library is showcasing a collection of his letters, speeches and other miscellaneous items.

Kicking off the exhibit is an audiovisual history of Lincoln's legacy, concluding with images of the nation's 44th president, Barack Obama.

"What better legacy for Lincoln's actions than the first African-American president 200 years later," said Kim Curry, the exhibition's spokeswoman.

The collection is entitled "With Malice Toward None" a nod to Lincoln's now lauded second inaugural address.
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