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American Bar Association Magna Carta Traveling Exhibition – Pic of the Week

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The American Bar Association traveling exhibition, Magna Carta: Enduring Legacy 1215-2015, debuted at their annual meeting in Boston on August 8, 2014.
The American Bar Association traveling exhibition, Magna Carta: Enduring Legacy 1215-2015, debuted at their annual meeting in Boston on August 8, 2014. [Photo by David S. Mao]
On August 8, the American Bar Association debuted the traveling exhibition, Magna Carta: Enduring Legacy 1215-2015, at their annual meeting in Boston.  Nathan Dorn gave a “pop-up speech” at the conference’s expo to discuss how the narrative and images came together to tell the story of 800 years of Magna Carta.  Law Librarian of Congress David S. Mao greeted visitors to the traveling exhibition and discussed the Law Library’s collections.

The first few banners present historical context for the creation of Magna Carta in England while the next few banners present the impact of Magna Carta’s principles on the fledgling colonies of the United States.  The last half of the exhibition is dedicated to the individual liberties – such as due process of law, trial by jury, and the writ of habeas corpus – that found a permanent home in the American founding documents.

Check out the dates and locations to see if the traveling exhibit is coming to a venue near you!

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