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More than a Statue: The South Mural of the Lincoln Memorial | BRIdge from the Past

People often think of the Lincoln Memorial as just the giant statue of Abraham Lincoln overlooking the Reflecting Pool, but there is so much more to explore. It’s been a backdrop for many turning points in the Civil Rights Movement. What do you know about the south mural of the Memorial? Join us as we explore how the mural explores the themes of liberty and equality within the memorial.

Disclaimer: Like many pieces of art from Roman and Greek history, this interpretation of the governing principles in Lincoln’s life depicts nude figures. The image has been retained in its original usage to present it accurately in its historical context for student learning. This is the actual depiction you can see at the Lincoln Memorial today.

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