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ON THE ROAD at New Orleans - Fighting For Democracy: Who is the "We" in "We, the People"?

February 9 - May 17, 2009

TRAVELING 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.

The National WWII Museum is the second venue of a five-year, 10-city tour to display the traveling exhibition from February 9, 2009 through May 17, 2009. There is no additional charge to see Fighting For Democracy and will be included in the general admission to this venue.

The National WWII Museum in New Orleans
945 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130

Contact: www.nationalww2museum.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: Who is the “We” in “We, the People”? is made possible with major support provided by the U.S. Army Center for Military History. The traveling exhibition has been made possible through the generous support of The Boeing Company and the U.S. Army Center for Military History.

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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