What are doing to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address? How about trying it yourself? PBS is asking folks to "Share Your Gettysburg Address" - check it out at http://www.learntheaddress.org/submit-video/. Here are some simple steps to take for this celebratory crowd-sourcing activity:
- practice reading the speech yourself (or memorize it - only 272 words) - some great examples already online can be found here: http://www.learntheaddress.org
- record yourself presenting the address using a computer, tablet, mobile device or digital video recorder
- upload your file to YouTube (see for example this combination of famous Americans posted by Ken Burns - http://youtu.be/LO-jRBSj6vI)
- let PBS know the URL of your video - and post it here at H-Kentucky too!
Students at Greenwood School in Vermont who inspired Ken Burns to call for this national collaboration in digital media to celebrate the 150th anniversary of President Lincoln's Gettysburg Address.