Learn the Address

January-April, 2014

Learn the Address

Submit Your Video:

WXXI invites kids and adults of all ages to learn the 272-word Gettysburg Address, and video record themselves reading or reciting it.  Submit the Video through the April 2014.

To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address, Ken Burns and PBS have launched a major national public outreach campaign to challenge everyone across the country, especially students to submit their recordings.

Watch The Addresss On-Demand (through 5/7/14)

The Address Broadcast on WXXI: The campaign is inspired by the subject of Burns's film THE ADDRESS, which tells the story of the Greenwood School in Putney, Vermont and its students — boys ages 11 to 17, all of whom face a range of learning differences — who each year are encouraged to memorize, practice and recite the Gettysburg Address. The film will air April 15, 2014 on PBS. See http://learntheaddress.org for more information and a video gallery.

The Screening Event of The Address: April 14th at 7pm at the Little Theatre in Theatre 1. (240 East Avenue, Rochester, NY)

Check out the Film Trailer: http://youtu.be/sR2MIxjB_4c

Learn More: Educator & Classroom Resources to Participate

Check out local submissions!



Local Support is Provided by:







Funding for THE ADDRESS is provided by Bank of America; the Anne Ray Charitable Trust; Public Broadcasting Service; and members of The Better Angels Society, including The Pfeil Foundation and Robert & Beverly Grappone. Funding was also provided by Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), as part of “American Graduate: Let’s Make It Happen,” a public media initiative to help communities solve the national high school dropout crisis and keep more students on a successful path to college and career.