Edward Everett (born Dorcester, Massachusetts, 1794; died Boston Massachusetts, January 15, 1865) was a famous politician and orator. He gave the main address at the dedication of the Gettysburg National Cemetery on November 19, 1863. His speech was about two hours long. President Lincoln’s now famous speech took less than two minutes. Afterward, Everett realized the greatness of Lincoln’s speech and stated it would last for generations.
Graham Salisbury (born Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1944) is a musician and a writer of children’s books. His books include the Calvin Coconut series and Under the Blood Red Sun (2004 Scott O’Dell Award for Historical Fiction). Children could visit his website at: Graham Salisbury.