Americans Who Tell the Truth

May 19, 2011

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Kevin Coval reading Howard Zinn
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Tony Denis reading César Chávez
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Kristen Cox reading Elizabeth Cady Stanton
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Bill Ayers reading Bill Ayers
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FM Supreme reading Ella Baker
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Laura Washington reading Studs Terkel
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James Thindwa and others singing Pete Seeger's "Where Have All The Flowers Gone"
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Mezna Qato reading Edward Saïd
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Eve Ewing reading Grace Lee Boggs
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Julian DeShazier reading Martin Luther King

This spring, ten portraits from Rob Shetterly's remarkable collection, "Americans Who Tell the Truth," will be on display at Jane Addams Hull-House Museum. The Public Square celebrates its 10-year anniversary with a public performance of speeches and writings by these 10 truth-tellers, including Martin Luther King, Ella Baker, Pete Seeger, Grace Lee Boggs, and Bill Ayers. Their words are brought to life with dramatic readings performed by local artists, educators, and activists.

Recorded Thursday, May 19, 2011 at the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum.