About: 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.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 end of April 2014.
Learn More: Get Ideas & Tools for Educators to Participate
- WXXI Learn the Address Events & Broadcast
- Browse PBS Learn the Address National Video Gallery for ideas.
- Classroom Tips for Learn The Address
- Lincoln at Gettysburg: Video Clip with Line by Line Explanation of the Gettysburg Address from VITAL NY collection
- GettyReady: GettyReady is a Utah-based non-profit established to encourage learners of all ages to memorize, study and apply the Gettysburg Address on its anniversary and beyond.
- Listen to WXXI's interview with Ken Burns on Connections with Evan Dawson from Jan. 8, 2014 at 12-1pm.
- The Address: Film Trailer
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.