Exploring the Past

Staff Writer

The Ulysses S. Grant Presidential Library, located in Mississippi State University's Mitchell Memorial Library, has opened the public exhibit "The Presidents' Faces: Portraits of Ulysses S. Grant and Abraham Lincoln in Context." Focusing on three presidents -- Lincoln, Grant and James Garfield -- the exhibit features art and photographs from the Henry Ulke family collection. The exhibit opening also coincides with the Grant Library's 15th Amendment Symposium, a three-day event starting today that will explore the history of African American voting rights from the 1870 ratification of the 15th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution to the Voting Rights Act of 1965.