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.
I teach at one of the schools which Samantha Smith attended. Because of this, when I heard about thisSamantha Smith Challenge (click to sign up your students)I was excited to learn more.
I know my time with my students will have been worthwhile if, at the end of our class, each child has grown as a citizen. I want my students to learn to be aware, empathetic, and active. The Samantha Smith Challengefits right into this approach.
Robert Shetterly's portraits cut to the chase in a compelling way. Students could access the profound sentiments that these portraits represent.
Robert’s Americans Who Tell the Truth has become a distinctive and profound way of teaching American History and American Thought...His work will help us advance towards common understanding and tolerance.
During the 2013/2014 school year, teachers Karyn Field and Sharyn Hastings used the AWTT portraits and resources to help students analyze "themes related to scapegoating, intolerance and social strife." Students wrote poems, orchestrated press conference
I am a special and regular educator in Madison, WI. My students used your images to discuss how some people choose to do amazing things with their lives: some in big ways, some in small ways, but always by finding something they believe in.
Finally, I was shown people of all backgrounds who had made a difference; finally, I found people who were so normal, who I could relate to, and yet were so profound. Suddenly, there was no more excuse.
We are excited to announce the launch of our short-video series Speaking Truth to Youth.
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Award-winning filmmaker, Richard Kane, has made 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 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.
An exhibit of seventeen AWTT portrait opens at the Broome County Public Library in Binghamton, NY on October 1, 2021.
What: Americans Who Tell the Truth Celebration Where: Peterborough, New Hampshire (Depot Park and Mariposa Museum) When: October 17, 2021, 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. Join us in celebrating the achievements of these American truth-tellers in a special indoor-outdoor event! The current AWTTexhibit at Mariposa Museum and World Cultural Centerfeatures paintings by Maine artist Robert She
WERU host Amy Browne will interview AWTT artist Robert Shetterly and filmmaker Richard Kane on Tuesday, October 5, at 4 pm.
The Camden International Film Festival will premiere Truth Tellers, a documentary film featuring artist Robert Shetterly's work on September 19.
This exhibit of thirty-nine Americans Who Tell the Truth portraits and narratives honors citizens who have courageously worked for social, environmental, and economic fairness, moving America closer to its stated ideals.
Old Dog Documentaries has posted on Vimeothis twenty-minute interview with Joanna Macy. Quoting from Rilke, Macy talks about living life in "the widening circles that reach out across the world." Macy's wisdom about how to approach life - and the impending climate crisis that threatens all life - continues to widen and deepen. Well worth watching - at least once.
On this date in 1877, Hinmatóowyalahtqit (Chief Joseph) surrendered to the United States Cavalry. "I have asked some of the great white chiefs where they get their authority to say to the Indian that he shall stay in one place, while he sees white men going where they please.
New books by Tarana Burke and Dave Zirin; Leah Penniman featured in new anthology.
Rachel Carson’s groundbreaking book Silent Spring was published on this date in 1962. “If the Bill of Rights contains no guarantee that a citizen shall be secure against lethal poisons distributed either by private individuals or by public officials, it is surely only because our forefathers, despite their considerable wisdom and foresight, could conceive of no such problem,” Ca
New Village Press releases artist Robert Shetterly's book Portraits of Racial Justice on September 19, 2021.