Students At Las Cruces High School Recite "The Address"

Apr 10, 2014

  As part of KRWG-TV's effort to engage the community around the new Ken Burns film "The Address," we traveled to Las Cruces High School.  Students there participated in a national effort to learn and recite The Gettysburg Address.  The video of the students will air on KRWG-TV's Newsmakers April 17 at 7pm, April 19 at 5pm, and April 20 at 11am.

"The Address" debuts Tuesday, April 15 at 8pm on KRWG-TV.

THE ADDRESS, a 90-minute feature length documentary 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 extremely challenging. THE ADDRESS uncovers how President Lincoln's historic words motivate and engage these students a century-and-a-half after President Lincoln delivered a speech that would go on to embolden the Union cause with some of the most stirring words ever spoken.