Tuesday, December 15, 2009

The People Speak: Democracy Is Not a Spectator Sport


Democracy is not a spectator sport. Using dramatic and musical performances of the letters, diaries and speeches of everyday Americans, THE PEOPLE SPEAK gives voice to those who spoke up for social change throughout U.S. history, forging a nation from the bottom up with their insistence on equality and justice. Narrated by Howard Zinn and based on his best-selling books, A People's History of the United States and Voices of a People's History of the United States, THE PEOPLE SPEAK illustrates the relevance of these passionate historical moments to our society today and reminds us never to take liberty for granted.
Now on The History Channel. Check your local listings. See http://www.history.com/content/people-speak.
Mutiny in George Washington's Army performed by Mike
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The Declaration of Independence performed by Matt Damon
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Susan B. Anthony's Suffrage Trial performed by Christina Kirk and Josh Brolin
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J.W. Loguen's Letter to Sarah Logue performed by Benjamin
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