21 November 2010

The Gettysburg Address

US President Abraham Lincoln gave a number of great speeches but his greatest is one which, at the time, was not very well received because of its brevity.  The Gettysburg Address as it became known was delivered by Lincoln on November 19 1863.  It dedicated the Soldier's National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

This is quite a remarkable piece of animation, the Gettysburg Address as infographic, as it were.  It is read by Mitch Rapoport, with the design and animation by Adam Gault and Stefanie Augustine.

This is not only one of Lincoln's best speeches, it is one of the best of all time.