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Cultural Center Celebrates 150th Anniversary of 13th Amendment

The Huntington, a cultural and educational center in San Marino, CA, is commemorating the 150th anniversary of the passage of the 13th Amendment with a special exhibit titled “The U.S. Constitution and the End of American Slavery.”

The display explores the long, arduous journey that led to the abolishment of slavery with 100 items, including manuscripts, books, prints and photographs all from the Huntington collection.

Geared towards history buffs of all ages, organizers recommend that visitors allot at least two hours to view all of the pieces.

“We want our visitors to leave with a deeper understanding of the constitutional history, from George Washington’s to Lincoln’s time, leading up to perhaps the most important change in America’s historical trajectory,” said David Zeidberg, director of the Huntington Library.

The exhibit is open from Jan. 24 until Apr. 20.