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Lincoln library exhibit honor Gettysburg Address

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum is marking the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address.

The Springfield library said Tuesday that it has opened an exhibit called “272 Words.” It will include essays from famous contributors that are 272 words long, just like Lincoln’s famous speech.

Contributors include former President Jimmy Carter, former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor and civil rights leader Julian Bond. Several will be on display at a time and will rotate to showcase different writers.

Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address on Nov. 19, 1863.



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