“Influencing Lincoln” opens tomorrow at the Indiana State Museum

INDIANAPOLIS – Starting Tomorrow through Oct. 29, 2023 at Indiana State Museum, discover how the 19th-century Black community — connected through church, business, family, military, education and politics — fought for full citizenship and helped shift President Lincoln’s attitudes (and actions) regarding freedom.

With priceless artifacts and a trove of historic documents (like the *Emancipation Proclamation!), you’ll experience another side of the story that led to the 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments.

Don’t miss this powerful exhibit shedding new light on the struggle for Black freedom during and after the Civil War and see how the Black community helped pave their own path to freedom.

This experience is located on Level Three and is included with purchase of museum admission.