An exhibition currently on display at IU’s Lilly Library showcases materials from the Lilly collections that address the diverse meanings of human dignity. The exhibition is part of the year’s Remak Seminar, a yearlong series of lectures, panels, and educational programs devoted to the theme “Dignity, Equality, and Social Justice.” The Remak Seminar is in initiative of the Institute for Advanced Study.
The exhibition in the Lilly’s Lincoln Room was curated by Steve Sanders, associate professor in the Maurer School of Law and this year’s Henry H.H. Remak Distinguished Scholar, and Erika Dowell, the Lilly’s Associate Director and Curator of Modern Books and Manuscripts. It consists of four themed display cases. The materials include an edition of Thomas Paine's "Rights of Man," a copy of the Emancipation Proclamation, a version of the 13th Amendment as it was going through Congress, an early draft of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, materials about the U.S. women's and LGBT movements, and other items. The exhibition is on display through March 15.