Lincoln's Gettysburg AddressBy http://profile.typepad.com/1237764140s22740 // November 19, 2013 in US History
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!