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Town Topics – Cambridge School Students Mark 150th Anniversary of Lincoln Speech

Civil War historian James McPherson served as judge of a contest with a historical twist last Thursday, March 13, when he listened to students of The Cambridge School in Pennington recite Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address.

The retired Princeton University professor of American History is known for, among other titles, the Pulitzer-prize-winning book Battle Cry of Freedom.

Along with fellow judge, Pennsylvania State Representative Steve Santarsiero, Mr. McPherson heard recitations from students hoping to take part in the “Learn the Address” contest initiated by filmmaker Ken Burns to mark the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address.

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