The Address

The Address

Tuesday, April 15 at 9:00 p.m.

Ken Burns tells the story of a tiny school in Putney, Vermont, the Greenwood School, where each year the students are encouraged to memorize, practice and recite Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address.

In its exploration of Greenwood, whose students, boys ages 11-17, all face a range of complex learning differences, the film also unlocks the history, context and importance of President Lincoln’s most powerful address.

Much more information about "The Address" and WGTE's community engagement efforts surrounding the film can be found on our homepage, www.wgte.org.

In conjunction with "The Address," filmmaker Ken Burns challenges everyone across the country, especially students, to learn about and read aloud the Gettysburg Address.

A special website -- www.learntheaddress.org -- features videos from public figures, political leaders, entertainers, students and "everyday people" reading the Gettysburg Address.

Anyone can submit their own video of themselves -- alone or with friends and famiy -- reading the Address. The easy instructions are at www.learntheaddress.org.

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