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A unique exhibition at the Center this fall will recall the spirit of 1945

August 16, 2011 by NCC Staff


Yesterday's anniversary of the end of Word War II -- August 15, 1945, the day Japan surrendered, joining the Axis powers in defeat -- had special importance for us at the National Constitution Center.

James Ijames performs in a workshop for the Fighting for Democracy exhibition. Photo by Alex Heishman

We announced a powerful new exhibition, scheduled to open October 14. Paying homage to ordinary Americans with extraordinary legacies, the Center will present a groundbreaking visitor experience that combines a must-see, multimedia exhibition from the Japanese American National Museum with an original, world premiere theatrical production. 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. Visit Constitution Daily leading up to opening day on October 14 to get to know the seven individuals at the heart of this innovative exhibit-theater hybrid. Until then, check out our trailer video, created in partnership with Drexel University, to learn more about these ordinary people and thier extraordinary legacies.

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