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By Traci Moore                                 
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Posted on Monday, July 4, 2011  
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Founders Education Fund, in East Palo Alto, is commemorating this Fourth of July by replaying a video it created in honor of Independence Day. The video, "George Washington: American Genesis,"  started playing Sun, July 3 and will play again on Thursday, July 7 at 9 a.m. on the Mid-peninsula over Channel 28.

The video features a concert, which was performed more than a decade ago by Founders Education Fund/Freedom Arts, which is a project of the East Palo Alto Council of Tenants (EPACT). The replays are streamed over the Internet by the Media Center, which carries the schedule here on its website. The original concert was held at Burgess Theater in Menlo Park and it features professional opera singers who perform musical selections based on texts written by George Washington and his contemporaries during the American Revolutionary War.

More information about the concert can be found at the website for the Founders Education Fund. More information about the East Palo Alto Council of Tenants can be found at the organization’s website.

According to William Byron Webster, the founder of Founders Education Fund/Freedom Arts, “Announcements about cultural and educational programs produced by Founders Education Fund in co-sponsorship with Freedom Arts are typically sent each year  around Presidents' Day in February and Independence Day in late June shortly before the Fourth of July and occasionally in early December to commemorate the anniversary of Washington's passing. The announcements are currently sent to individuals and organizations on three continents. 

The website makes available information that complements the cablecast programs.  Through the website we hope eventually to make available the entire content of the cablecast programs.”

To contact the author of this article, email epatoday@epatoday.org.


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