On November 19, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln delivered one of the most well known speeches in American history. On Tuesday at 10:30 a.m., D.C. Poet Laureate Dolores Kendrick will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address with a dramatic performance at President Lincoln's Cottage in Northwest D.C.
After Kendrick's solo reading, visitors will be invited to join her in a public recitation of those 10 famous sentences. Printed versions of the speech will be provided for those who don't know the words by heart, and groups can gather on the Cottage veranda for hourly readings, which will be held from 10:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.