The Yankee colony of Aiken, South Carolina has an upcoming art exhibit this winter to honour the man whose armies killed a quarter million Southerners, attempted to burn down Aiken and ultimately deprived Southerners of what Thomas Jefferson called the ‘inalienable right’ of self-determination. The exhibition is going to be held at the University of South Carolina – Aiken and is being organised by Dr Michael Fowler, a professor at the university and admirer of Lincoln.
Rob Novit’s article for the Aiken Standard explains Dr Fowler’s motivations and plans:
Dr. Michael Fowler, a graphic design professor at USC Aiken, is also an avid historian – specifically about President Abraham Lincoln.
In 2009, he initiated the concept and played a major role in putting together an exhibit, “Portraying Lincoln: Man of Many Faces.
Now, he’s preparing another artwork exhibit at USCA that will be on display in December and January – depicting the 150 years since Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation.
…Fowler currently is seeking any organizations in the Aiken area that might have historically celebrated Emancipation Day in some way. He wants to invite representatives of those organizations to see the exhibit, scheduled Dec. 14 through Jan. 10, 2013, and also talk with them about those celebrations. Fowler can be reached at USCA at 641-3304 or MichaelF@usca.edu.
The agenda is clear: White guilt and anti-Southern propaganda.