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The Gettysburg Address
(L to R) David Maraniss, John Seigenthaler, Daniel Sharfstein, David Von Drehle, Kirt Wilson, Susan Zaeske

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Maraniss and First Amendment Center founder John Seigenthaler will lead a conversation about the Gettysburg Address to mark its 150th anniversary.

The event will be held at Vanderbilt University's First Amendment Center at 4:45 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19. It is free and open to the public.

The Gettysburg Address , delivered Nov. 19, 1863, by President Abraham Lincoln at the dedication of the Soldiers' National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pa., lasted just over two minutes and framed the Civil War as a struggle for the principle of human equality. 

Four panelists will discuss the document with Maraniss and Seigenthaler:

Directions: The First Amendment (John Seigenthaler) Center is located at 1207 18th Ave. South, Nashville, TN  37203. Parking will be available across the street at Vanderbilt University - Lot 76.  See area map


The Gettysburg Address: a 150-year retrospective is sponsored by  The Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions at Vanderbilt, The First Amendment Center, the Department of Communication Studies, and the Vanderbilt Speakers Committee. Special thanks to our advertisers, The Nashville Scene and The Nashville Post.

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