Author Reading: Carla Knorowski (editor) & Amy Carlson (contributor), GETTYSBURG REPLIES

For Gettysburg Replies, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum challenged presidents, judges, historians, filmmakers, poets, actors, and others to craft 272 words of their own to celebrate Lincoln, the Gettysburg Address, and more. In it President Jimmy Carter reveals how the Gettysburg Address helped bring Egypt and Israel closer at the Camp David Peace Accords and Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor reflects on Lincoln’s dedication to the importance of civic education. Gettysburg Replies also features images of Lincoln, as well as documents and artifacts, including the first copy of the address that Lincoln wrote out after delivering it. Together, these words and images create a lasting tribute Carla Knorowski, Ph.D., is chief executive officer of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation. She conceived and co-curated The Power of Words, an exhibit at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum that commemorated the 150th Anniversary of the Gettysburg Address, which featured essays compiled in this book. Amy Carlson is an actress best known for her roles as Alex Taylor on Third Watch and A.D.A. Kelly Gaffney on Law and Order: Trial by Jury. She was nominated for a Best Supporting Actress Daytime Emmy for her role as Josie Watts in Another World. An active volunteer, she helped found her neighborhood association, SPaCE, and works with the charity Hearts of Gold, supporting homeless women and children. Amy lives in New York City with her husband and two children.

Event date: 
Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
5233 N. Clark St.
60640-2122 Chicago
Gettysburg Replies: The World Responds to Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address Cover Image
ISBN: 9781493009121
Availability: Special Order
Published: Lyons Press - April 1st, 2015