The Gettysburg Address: Giant City Beta Club
Four Score and Seven years ago our fathers brought forth, on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal...
President Abraham Lincoln delivered his Gettysburg Address during the Civil War on November 19, 1863. This week Ken Burns' new documentary, The Address, aired nationwide on PBS. As part of the initiative school children across the country were encouraged to recite President Lincoln's historic speech.
Today, that speech lives on through this rendition by the eighth grade members of Giant City School's Beta Club.
8th grade members of the Beta Club at Gaint City Grade School in Carbondale who recited the Gettysburg Address are Valerie Graham, Nathaniel Jackson, Ian Kinsel, Sawyer Latour, Hasan Majid, Michelle Pappoe
Zachary Pereira, Heather Robinson, Clay Sanford, Sean Stuart. You can watch the video of the Giant City students here.
The Ken Burns documentary The Address airs again Friday on WSIU TV channel 8.2 The World at 6:30 pm and 11:30 pm.