Lincoln's Gettysburg Address

Today's the 150th Anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's famous, seminal address at Gettysburg.

Lincoln took a phrase from Jefferson's Declaration of Independence - "that all men are created equal" - and fixed it forever at the center of the aspiration of becoming American.

 

Ken Burns has a project, learntheaddress.org, encouraging Americans to learn Lincoln's address and to recite it. I think this is a super idea, a moving idea.

I have a bad cold right now so the recitation I added isn't as good as I hoped it might be!


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