SPRINGFIELD - The state will mark the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address with several events in Springfield. The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum will display a handwritten copy of the famed speech. Organizers will also host round-table discussions and webcasts during the week of November 18th, all leading up to the anniversary. "It is the democratic hope that the American people gave to the rest of the world and Lincoln best articulated that hope that all men are created equal." says James Cornelius of Springfield. Visitors can also visit a special exhibit of Gettysburg articfacts and listen to readings from the time period. Following the anniversary, the speech will return to the library's vault.
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