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Ken Burns is challenging all Americans to Learn the Address!

Record yourself and share your Gettysburg Address with KCTS 9 by April 10 and be included in KCTS 9’s edited compilation video, which will be revealed at History Café on April 17. Your video will also be published to the KCTS 9 YouTube channel and the Learn the Address Video Gallery.

Get inspired by history and the people who have taken the challenge! Visit the Video Gallery at to see videos from Ken Burns, Uma Thurman, Jerry Seinfeld, Bill Gates and many more citizens, famous and unknown, in this national effort.

Need a little help learning your lines? Download the full text of the Gettysburg Address (.pdf format).

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By submitting your video: (1) You acknowledge and agree that KCTS 9, 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 KCTS 9's terms and conditions, PBS's term of use All submissions become the property of KCTS 9 and WETA and are not returnable.



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