The Address Still Resonates in Wisconsin and Beyond

April 15, 2014 Erik Ernst Leave a Comment

Tonight at 8 on Wisconsin Public Television, Ken Burns’ new film, The Address,  explores the power that Abraham Lincoln’s 150-year-old Gettysburg Address has today in shaping the aspirations and achievement in a group of students grappling with learning challenges.

Anticipation of the film – and its message – sparked a new project that has grasped the minds of people across the United States and inspired them to record their own recitation of the address. That includes these 7th and 8th graders from Trinity Lutheran School in Oshkosh.

Now, you can join the “Learn the Address” project, too. Watch more videos of fellow Wisconsinites reciting Lincoln’s words at this link and upload your own video to be part of a nationwide collection that includes politicians, celebrities, artists, actors, students and folks just like all of us.

2 thoughts on “The Address Still Resonates in Wisconsin and Beyond”

  • My husband and I watched The Address last night. I can’t think of any show that has moved me the way this show did. So inspiring, encouraging, uplifting and just very well made. I think it would be a great idea if every middle and high school show this film to all students if for no other reason to teach compassion toward to fellow students that may struggle in one way or another. I went to bed unable to sleep because I just couldn’t get this show out of my mind. I can’t wait to watch it again. Also, hats off to all the staff at the school where this took place for their kindness, compassion and patience that they displayed with these kids. It was so touching to me that I am sending a donation to the school so they may continue doing the great work that was shown in the film. Also, donation to WPT because of course without them we would not see shows/films like these.
    Thank you so much!

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