Record Your Address


The Address

KUAC Submission Deadline Extended to 4/30/14

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 video record themselves reading or reciting the Gettysburg Address.The campaign will continue throughout the year and is inspired by the subject of Burns’ 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.

How You Can Participate:

It’s easy! Just use the form on the left!

  1. Download or print the words to the Gettysburg Address and practice reading it out loud. Or if you are up for the whole challenge — memorize! — It’s only 272 words.
  2. Record yourself (or have a friend record you) reading the speech using your computer, laptop, tablet, mobile device or digital video recorder.
  3. Upload your video to YouTube and send us your link! Don’t have a YouTube account? Email your video to

Learn more about the project here »

Educators Materials here »
Learn more about the film here »


Terms and Conditions:

By submitting your video: (1) You acknowledge and agree that PBS, WETA and the producer may use your video and/or your name and/or likeness in connection with this project, including but not limited to on their websites, third party sites, and social media; and (2) You represent and warrant that you have obtained permission for, or are entitled to consent on behalf of such use from everyone featured in your video, and you have read and will abide by PBS’s term of use All submissions become the property of WETA and are not returnable.

NOTE: The video uploading form may work best with Firefox.  Please contact Emily Berriochoa at if you have questions about uploading your video or if you prefer to have KUAC upload your video for you.

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.