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Fighting for Democracy

Paying homage to ordinary Americans with extraordinary legacies, the National Constitution Center created a groundbreaking visitor experience that combines a must-see, multimedia exhibition from the Japanese American National Museum with an original, world-premiere theatrical production created by the Center in collaboration with some of Philadelphia’s premier theater artists.

Fighting for Democracy: Who is the “We” in “We the People”? traces the real-life experiences of seven diverse citizens who bravely fought for equality, freedom, and justice overseas and at home during the World War II era. Their compelling stories come to life in an innovative exhibit-theater hybrid, which connects powerfully to current debates about immigration, citizenship, and civil rights in America.

Liana Kalushner
Designer Philadelphia, PA