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Behind the scenes: Fighting for Democracy, Part 2 - Exhibits Team [VIDEO]

November 4, 2011 by Karen Gross


Welcome to the second installment of an ongoing video interview series with the creative team behind Fighting for Democracy: Who is the “We” in “We the People”?, on view at the National Constitution Center through January 16, 2012.

This interview features members of the National Constitution Center’s exhibits team: Beth Van Why, exhibits project manager; Sarah Winski, exhibit developer; and Liana Kalushner, exhibit designer.

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Fighting for Democracy unites a must-see, multimedia exhibition from the Japanese American National Museum with a stirring, original theatrical production created by the National Constitution Center.  Paying homage to ordinary Americans with extraordinary legacies, this groundbreaking exhibit-theater hybrid illuminates the real-life experiences of a diverse group of seven Americans who bravely fought for equality, freedom and justice overseas and at home during World War II. For more info, click here.

Fighting for Democracy is 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, and is funded in part by the U.S. Army Center of Military History. The traveling exhibition has been made possible through the support of The Boeing Company. The National Constitution Center also thanks the following for generous support: The CHG Charitable Trust, Dolfinger-McMahon Foundation, Dorrance H. Hamilton, William M. King Charitable Foundation, Macy’s, National Endowment for the Arts, The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage through the Heritage Philadelphia Program, Team Clean Inc., Verizon Foundation, Wyncote Foundation.

Fighting for Democracy: Behind the Scenes video interviews were conducted and edited by Karen Gross, the National Constitution Center’s Communications Writer and Editor. Still photography by Jeff Fusco. Click here to see the full series.


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