In collaboration with the New-York Historical Society, the Bryant Park Reading Room presents a series of free lectures on popular topics including biography, the Supreme Court, Civil War history, and more.
Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address—at only two minutes in length—continues to reverberate into the present day as one of the most important embodiments of our nation’s commitment to personal liberty. Using this monumental speech as inspiration, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum challenged presidents, judges, historians, and beyond, to craft their own addresses relating to topics that stir their passions. The project’s editor, Carla Knorowski, shares the insights from contributing writers, including President Jimmy Carter, retired Associate Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, and filmmaker Steven Spielberg.
Carla Knorowski is Chief Executive Office of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation and the editor of Gettysburg Replies: The World Responds to Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address.
This program will be held at the Reading Room in Bryant Park. The Reading Room is located on the 42nd Street side of the park between 5th and 6th Avenues. Look for the burgundy and white umbrellas.
Rain Venue: In case of summer showers, there will be an on-site tent. In case of severe weather, please check bryantpark.org for the indoor location or contact the New-York Historical Society's Department of Public Programs at 212-485-9205.
Free admission. No advance reservation is required. First come, first served.
This program is produced in partnership with the Bryant Park Corporation.