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. New challenge starts Nov. 1. View 2021-2022 Guidelines.
Speaking Truth to Youth
We are excited to announce the launch of our short-video series Speaking Truth to Youth.
Truth Tellers documentary
Filmmaker Richard Kane has released his documentary about Robert Shetterly's work, titled Truth Tellers. Go here to learn more about the film and upcoming screenings.
Most Recent Portraits
Our full gallery now include more than 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.
Richard Kane's movie "Truth Tellers" will be shown in three Maine locations this month. And look for the film in Southern California - at the Borrego Springs Film Festival - in March 2022.
In conjunction with an exhibit of 17 AWTT portraits on the Cornell campus during the month of November 2021, Cornell's College of Human Ecology has come up with a great online interactive way for students - and others visiting the exhibit either online or in person - to post their reactions to the portraits. Try this out by going to the online exhibit page.
The documentary film Truth Tellers will be screened in Maine during the third week of November. Opera House Arts, Stonington, Maine November 20, 2021 at 7 p.m.
What: Screening of Truth Tellers film Where: The Paramount Theater, Charlottesville, VA When: 1:15p.m., Sunday, October 31, 2021 "For activist Robert Shetterly, the divide between art and politics is a small one.
An exhibit of seventeen AWTT portrait opens at the Broome County Public Library in Binghamton, NY on October 1, 2021.
Here's a hefty, yet concise, review from Bob Keyes of the Portland (ME) Press Herald. "At its core, 'Truth Tellers' is about people who have the courage to stand up for the ideals and values of the country, even as the leaders of the country are too hypocritical to do so themselves."
"As I looked through history to find the origins of the patterns of self-dealing and imperiousness that mark so much of American policy, I kept running into the Quaker Marine with the funny name.
"A judge has approved a request to wipe clean the court record of a Black woman who was arrested for refusing to move to the back of a segregated Alabama bus in 1955, months before Rosa Parks gained international fame for doing the same. "A judge granted the request by Claudette Colvin, now 82, in a brief court order made public Thursday by a family representative. "...'I am
Don't miss this interview with domestic worker advocate Ai-jen Poo on the December 7 edition of The Ezra Klein Show.
The 17th annual MY HERO International Film Festival was held virtually on December 4, 2021. All winning short films (including some shorts especially for children) are available online for you and your family to enjoy throughout the holiday season.