Fighting for Democracy

Fighting for Democracy: Who is the “We” in “We the People”?

October 14, 2011 – January 16, 2012

In the Feature Exhibition Gallery

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.

Fighting for Democracy was presented by the National Constitution Center 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 was funded in part by the U.S. Army Center of Military History.


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