Voices of a People’s History of the United States
Voices of a People’s History of the United States seeks to bring to light little known voices from U.S. history, including those of women, African Americans, Native Americans, immigrants, and laborers. By giving public expression to rebels, dissenters, and visionaries from our past—and present—we work to educate and inspire a new generation of people working for social justice. Voices works to remind people of the eloquence of ordinary people, as well as extraordinary and well-known figures from our history. By involving well-known actors and public figures in readings, Voices also works to inspire audiences to delve more deeply into historical texts and also to see history as a lively, relevant, and contemporary subject, not just a matter of books sitting on the library shelf. Voices also arranges for readings combining professional actors with students and readings also entirely of students to engage at all levels of the dramatic and educational process, from selecting texts, to interpreting them, to adding new voices to the performances.