Robert Shetterly's Americans Who Tell The Truth

portraits and narratives highlight citizens who courageously address issues of social, environmental, and economic fairness.

By combining art and other media, AWTT offers resources to inspire a new generation of engaged Americans who will act for the common good, our communities, and the Earth.

 

The Samantha Smith Challenge

Open to middle school and high school students, this year's theme is Show US Who You Are! View 2020-2021 Guidelines. 

Speaking Truth to Youth

We are excited to announce the launch of our short-video series Speaking Truth to Youth.

Support a doc on Rob Shetterly

Award-winning filmmaker, Richard Kane, is making a documentary about Robert Shetterly and Americans Who Tell the Truth. To learn more, go to: www.kanelewis.com

Most Recent Portraits

Our full gallery now includes 250 portraits of American truth-tellers. You can browse the full gallery. Or just begin your exploration by linking to a few of the most recent additions to the series here. 

Also, check out our newest collection of videos: Speaking Truth to Youth.  Some of our inspiring living portrait subjects share their insights on activism.  

EVENTS

  • AWTT Artist Robert Shetterly is Guest of Acadia Senior College

    Hosted by Acadia Senior College

    Artist Robert Shetterly offered this presentation and interview, hosted by Acadia Senior College, on May 23, 2021.

  • Inter-generational climate conversation

    Blue Hill, ME
    Hosted by Climate Action Net

    When: March 20, 2021, 4 p.m. EDT; Where: Virtual

  • Cove Street Arts: I Am an American

    Portland, Maine
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    “I Am An American” exhibition opens Thursday, Nov. 12 at Cove Street Arts in Portland, Maine. 

  • Robert Shetterly Portrait Contest

    Hosted by The My HERO Project

    Americans Who Tell the Truth and The MY HERO Project are co-sponsoring this year's Robert Shetterly Portrait Contest. The deadline for submissions is December 10, 2020. 

  • Using Storytelling for Social Justice

    virtual
    Hosted by Northeast Storytelling

    Saturday, November 14, 2020 3-4:30 p.m. Andy Davis—storyteller and peace activist—will moderatea panel of experts who have successfully used storytelling to shine a light on social justice issues. Panelists will discuss how to make a peaceful, sustainable, compassionate societyirresistiblethrough a mighty stream of stories.