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The People Speak Videos

Mutiny in George Washington's Army performed by Mike O'Malley

The Declaration of Independence performed by Matt Damon

Susan B. Anthony's Suffrage Trial performed by Christina Kirk and Josh Brolin

J.W. Loguen's Letter to Sarah Logue performed by Benjamin Bratt

About the Show

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.

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