The Address

(Rochester, N.Y.) – The Address, a film from award-winning filmmaker Ken Burns, encores Sunday, March 29, 2015 at 2 p.m. on WXXI-TV. The film 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 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 Greenwood School students, boys ages 11-17, all face a range of complex learning differences that make their personal, academic, and social progress challenging. The Address reveals how President Lincoln’s historic words motivate and engage these students a century-and-a-half after Lincoln delivered a speech that would go on to embolden the Union cause with some of the most stirring words ever spoken.

This special presentation The Address is part of MOVE TO INCLUDE, a partnership between WXXI and the Golisano Foundation designed to promote inclusion for people with intellectual and physical disabilities. Special programming includes prime-time specials, children’s programs, and news stories. Watch the movie and then share your thoughts with us by taking our survey at www.movetoinclude.org.

Pictured: Students from Greenwood School
Credit: Courtesy of Lindsay Taylor Jackson 

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