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Saturday, December 1, 2007

Learn About Americans Who Tell The Truth

I just came across this article which I thought was GREAT and wanted to share it. (there may be some disagreements, but if there are, let's discuss them just like we would discuss agreements)

Fall 2007: Stand Up to Corporate Power
Americans Who Tell the Truth
by Robert Shetterly
Robert Shetterly's remarkable collection of portraits reminds us of the dignity, courage and importance of America's truth tellers.

New England artist Robert Shetterly began painting portraits of Americans he admired at a time when he was deeply saddened and angry at what was becoming of the U.S.

“My respect and love for these people and their courage helped to transform that anger into hope and pride and allowed me to draw strength from this community of truth tellers.”

Read more from artist Robert Shetterly.
spacerRobert Shetterly's portraits

Click on the thumbnails or names below to see some of Robert Shetterly's portraits of American Truth Tellers and read their inspiring truths.

spacerEdward Abbey thumbnail picspacerMuhammad Ali thumbnail picspacerSusan B. Anthony thumbnail picspacerElla Baker thumbnail picspacerJames Baldwin thumbnail picspacerMedea Benjamin thumbnail picspacerWendell Berry thumbnail picspacerGrace Lee Boggs thumbnail picspacer
spacerRachel Carson thumbnail picspacerCesar Chavez thumbnail picspacerShirley Chisholm thumbnail picspacerNoam Chomsky thumbnail picspacerWilliam Sloane Coffin thumbnail picspacerRachel Corrie thumbnail picspacerOssie Davis thumbnail picspacerEugene Debs thumbnail picspacer
spacerFrederick Douglass thumbnail picspacerW.E.B. DuBois thumbnail picspacerMarian Wright Edelman thumbnail picspacerDwight Eisenhower thumbnail picspacerRalph Ellison thumbnail picspacerPaul Farmer thumbnail picspacerRoss Gelbspan thumbnail picspacerStan Goff thumbnail picspacer
spacerEmma Goldman thumbnail picspacerAmy Goodman thumbnail picspacerGranny D (Doris Haddock) thumbnail picspacerRichard Grossman thumbnail picspacerWoody Guthrie thumbnail picspacerLangston Hughes thumbnail picspacerZora Neale Hurston thumbnail picspacerDerrick Jensen thumbnail picspacer
spacerGoldmanspacerGoodmanspacerGranny DspacerGrossmanspacerGuthriespacerHughesspacerHurstonspacerJensenspacer
spacerMother Jones thumbnail picspacerVan Jones thumbnail picspacerHelen Keller thumbnail picspacerKathy Kelly thumbnail picspacerMarjorie Kelly thumbnail picspacerRobert F. Kennedy thumbnail picspacerMartin Luther King thumbnail picspacerJonathan Kozol thumbnail picspacer
spacerWinona LaDuke thumbnail picspacerDorothea Lange thumbnail picspacerFrances Moore Lappe thumbnail picspacerAbraham Lincoln thumbnail picspacerJoanne Macy thumbnail picspacerPerry Mann thumbnail picspacerNatasha Mayers thumbnail picspacerBill McKibben thumbnail picspacer
spacerArthur Miller thumbnail picspacerBill Moyers thumbnail picspacerJohn Muir thumbnail picspacerRalph Nader thumbnail picspacerRosa Parks thumbnail picspacerUtah Phillips thumbnail picspacerJeanette Rankin thumbnail picspacerPaul Robeson thumbnail picspacer
spacerEleanor Roosevelt thumbnail picspacerDavid Rovics thumbnail picspacerPete Seeger thumbnail picspacerCindy Sheehan thumbnail picspacerSamantha Smith thumbnail picspacerElizabeth Cady Stanton thumbnail picspacerStuds Terkel thumbnail picspacerHelen Thomas thumbnail picspacer
spacerHugh Thompson thumbnail picspacerHenry David Thoreau thumbnail picspacerSojourner Truth thumbnail picspacerHarriet Tubman thumbnail picspacerMark Twain thumbnail picspacerAlice Waters thumbnail picspacerWalt Whitman thumbnail picspacerJudy Wicks thumbnail picspacer
spacerJody Williams thumbnail picspacerTerry Tempest Williams thumbnail picspacerDiane Wilson thumbnail picspacerTilly Woodward thumbnail picspacerMalcolm X thumbnail picspacerChief Joseph Hinmton Yalektit thumbnail picspacerLily Yeh thumbnail picspacerHoward Zinn thumbnail picspacer
spacerWilliamsspacerWilliamsspacerWilsonspacerWoodwardspacerMalcolm XspacerYalektitspacerYehspacerZinnspacer

See the full series of Robert Shetterly’s portraits at

Tools for Teaching: see the acompanying curriculum materials with suggestions on how to use the portraits and biographies of these American truth-tellers in your classroom.


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