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:
- Daniel Sharfstein, professor of law at Vanderbilt Law School
- David Von Drehle, a journalist with Time magazine
- Kirt Wilson, associate professor of rhetoric at Penn State University
- Susan Zaeske, professor of communication arts at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
Sponsors of the event are The Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions at Vanderbilt, The First Amendment Center, Communications Studies and the Vanderbilt Speaker’s Committee.