John Muir Students Participate in Ken Burns' Public Outreach Campaign

John Muir Middle School students, along with President Barack Obama and other notable figure, recently participated in filmmaker Ken Burns' public outreach campaign.

Screenshot from YouTube video.
Screenshot from YouTube video.

Students from San Leandro’s John Muir Middle School participated in a public outreach campaign by filmmaker Ken Burns.


Learn the Address is a project to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address, according to the Learn the Address website. Burns asked everyone in the United States of America to record him or her reciting Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address and upload it to YouTube.

Watch the video above of John Muir students reciting the Gettysburg Address.

President Barack Obama, William J. Clinton, Jimmy Kimmel, Stephen Colbert and other notable figures were among some of the people that uploaded a video of them reciting the Gettysburg Address

The project is also in anticipation for Burn’s film, “The Address, which is a documentary about Greenwood School in Putney Vermont. Every year, students must practice, memorize and recite the Gettysburg Address.

WATCH: Preview of “The Address”

If you are interested in participating in Learn the Address, click here to find out more.


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