A Reading of the Declaration of Independence

On this day, 243 years ago, the United States declared independence from the British Empire. During 2003, Norman Lear and Rob Reiner produced a video made up of eight eight Oscar winners: Morgan Freeman, Benicio del Toro, Kathy Bates, Whoopi Goldberg, Kevin Spacey, Mel Gibson, Michael Douglas and Renee Zellweger along with three Oscar-nominated actors – Edward Norton, Winona Ryder and Graham Greene join highly acclaimed actress Ming Na to give an excellent, oral presentation of the Declaration of Independence.

PHOTO CREDIT: By John Trumbull – US Capitol, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=180069