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Webcasts allow student discussions of Gettysburg

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SPRINGFIELD -- Two live webcasts being offered by the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum will allow students to join the discussion of the 150th anniversary celebration of the Gettysburg Address.

The library will also offer a resource guide to help teachers discuss the famous speech.

Lincoln gave the brief but powerful speech Nov. 19, 1863. He was participating in a dedication of a cemetery for soldiers killed earlier that year in the bloody-but-pivotal Civil War battle.

One webcast will be Nov. 19. Lincoln Collection curator James Cornelius will present "The Perfect Tribute," a 20-minute film about the speech.

The second webcast will be Nov. 22. Cornelius and Claire Jerry -- curator of the Paul Findley Archive at Illinois College -- will discuss the speech.

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