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ON THE ROAD at Arab American National Museum (Dearborn, MI) - Fighting For Democracy: Who is the "We" in "We, the People"?

February 2 - August 12, 2012

TRAVELING EXHIBITION

Arab American National Museum
Dearborn, MI

Extended to August 12!

 

About the Exhibition

Through the diverse perspectives of seven ordinary citizens whose lives and communities were forever changed by World War II, this exhibition asks visitors to think critically about freedom, history, and, ultimately, the ongoing struggle to live democratically in a diverse America.

Fighting For Democracy: Who is the “We” in “We, the People”? is presented by the National Center for the Preservation of Democracy, an educational program of the Japanese American National Museum, to advance the understanding of, and commitment to, American democratic ideals. The Los Angeles exhibition opened in October, 2005, and was made possible with major support provided by the U.S. Army Center for Military History.

Fighting for Democracy is presented as a companion to the current Arab American National Museum exhibition Patriots & Peacemakers: Arab Americans in Service to Our Country. Patriots & Peacemakers presents the experiences of more than 170 Arab Americans who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces, the Peace Corps and the diplomatic corps. Both exhibitions are free with Museum admission.

Presenting these exhibitions simultaneously pays tribute not only to Arab Americans but to all ethnic minorities who have served our nation, contributing vital facts and balance to the civil discourse about the roles of immigrants and minorities in contemporary America.

 

About the Arab American National Museum

The Arab American National Museum documents, preserves, and presents Arab American history, culture, and contributions. It is a project of ACCESS, a Dearborn, Michigan-based nonprofit human services and cultural organization. Learn more at www.arabamericanmuseum.org and www.accesscommunity.org.

The Arab American National Museum is a proud Affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. Read about the Affiliations program at http://affiliations.si.edu.

Arab American National Museum
13624 Michigan Avenue
Dearborn, MI 48126

For more information about this presentation, contact 313.582.2266, or visit www.arabamericanmuseum.org.

 

For more information about the exhibition and a listing of other venues, to explore an online version, or to download the accompanying Educator’s Resource Guide, visit ncdemocracy.org.

Fighting for Democracy is presented by the Arab American National Museum in partnership with the National Center for the Preservation of Democracy, an educational program of the Japanese American National Museum, to advance the understanding of, and commitment to, American democratic ideals. The Los Angeles exhibition and traveling version are funded in part by the U.S. Army Center of Military History. The traveling exhibition ten-city tour has been made possible through the generous support of The Boeing Company.

 

PHOTO CREDITS – Bill: National Archives (018-T-44K-13); Carl: National Archives (NWDNS-127-MN-83714); Domingo: Collection of Domingo Los Baños (NCPD.17.2005.104); Frances: From the Frances Slanger Collection in The Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center at Boston University (NCPD.30.2005.24); George: Gift of Mary S. Tominaga, Japanese American National Museum (94.49.28); Hazel: The Woman’s Collection, Texas Woman’s University (MSS.358); Héctor: Dr. Héctor P. García Papers, Special Collections & Archives, Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi Bell Library (NCPD.1.2004.30).

 

 

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