Lincoln Online Oratory Project Video Release Party – 2023
The Lincoln Online Oratory Project is a national program that partners classrooms with Ford’s Theatre Teaching Artists to prepare students to perform and record a historical speech. Classrooms select a speech by Abraham Lincoln or other historical orators whose powerful words have made an indelible impact. Ford’s Teaching Artists are welcomed into classrooms for a series of three virtual visits to teach oratory skills and assist students in staging their speech performance. The program culminates with a Live Video Release party, which is our opportunity to hear their young voices bridge the past with the present. Hosts Tamekia Jackson and Tricia Patrick will introduce class videos, that highlight the words of Lincoln and other featured orators, and celebrate the accomplishments of this year’s participating classrooms!