To help celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address, documentarian Ken Burns, along with numerous partners, has launched a national effort to encourage everyone in America to video record themselves reading or reciting the speech. People from all across the country are participating in this historic effort including the Cambridge School.
As part of this national effort, THE ADDRESS, a 90-minute feature length documentary by Ken Burns, will air on April 15th at 8pm on PBS. The film focuses on The Greenwood School in Putney, Vermont, where students with learning differences practice, memorize, and recite the Gettysburg Address. In its exploration of the Greenwood School, the film also unlocks the history, context and importance of President Lincoln’s most powerful address.
The Cambridge School, the only school invited to participate in NJ, has partnered with the Greenwood School to help further the national conversation about learning differences through a contest for its middle school students.