Monday, March 16, 2009

Race Speech: One Year Anniversary

The National Constitution Center will mark the one year anniversary of Barack Obama’s Race Speech at the Constitution Center, which took place on March 18, 2008, by launching a virtual exhibit online. The interactive website and supplemental educational materials will provide users with a deeper understanding of this important speech.

The interactive web page will debut on March 18, 2009, and will contain full video of President Obama’s speech, A More Perfect Union, with a chapter index and a scrolling transcript to make it easy for users to follow along. The page will also feature quotes from media personalities and historians about the significance of the seminal speech, including audio of historian Harold Holzer comparing Lincoln’s historic Cooper Union speech and Obama’s Race Speech at the Constitution Center; press materials; and an image gallery of photographs from the event and of the Center’s signed copy of the speech.

Remember, that in addition to the virtual exhibit opening on March 18, 2009, we at the Center’s daily education team blog at will also focus on how to utilize the Race Speech in the classroom, by using both the virtual exhibit and the lesson plan.

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