March 2023 Letter from Daniel Ellsberg

Daniel Ellsberg Awtt Portrait

Dear friends and supporters, I have difficult news to impart. On February 17, without much warning, I was diagnosed with inoperable pancreatic cancer on the basis of a CT scan and an MRI. (As is usual with pancreatic cancer–which has no early symptoms–it was found while looking for something else, relatively minor). I’m sorry to […]

Art Students Visit AWTT Wellness Exhibit at Bangor Hospital

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On Thursday, February 16, 2023, St. Joseph Healthcare hosted three groups of Husson University students at The Gallery at 900, located in Building 5 of the 900 Broadway campus in Bangor, to view Robert Shetterly’s Americans Who Tell the Truth exhibit. The exhibit is presented by St. Joseph Healthcare’s Healing Arts Program whose mission is to […]

AWTT on National Writing Project Radio

Claudette Colvin Awtt Portrait

A February 2023, National Writing Project (NWP) podcast features artist Robert Shetterly, AWTT education director Connie Carter, and Richard Koch, founder of the Mindful Writing Workshop (MWW), as they speak with Tanya Baker, Director of Programs at the National Writing Project (NWP), about how to support young people to tell the truth and make a […]

Black History Month: AWTT Gallery Welcomes New Portraits

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Artist Robert Shetterly wasn’t thinking about Black History Month when he began painting his most recent portrait subjects. Almost by coincidence, these three portraits were finished and added to the AWTT gallery this month. Perhaps this says something about the inevitable prominence of Black Americans’ contributions toward a more just society – every month in […]

Some 2022 News Highlights from the AWTT Portrait Gallery

Amara Ifeji Awtt Portrait

As we rang in the new year, we also checked in on a few AWTT portrait subjects, to learn what they have been up to during the past year. Good trouble, we’re happy to report. Now a third year political science and environmental studies major at Northeaster University, Amara Ifeji continues to serve as a […]

AWTT News from Philadelphia

Lily Yeh Awtt Portrait

This fall has been a busy time for Americans Who Tell the Truth.  After a very successful conference at Thomas College for over 100 Maine educators, AWTT traveled to Philadelphia to attend, exhibit, and present at the National Council for Social Studies Conference (NCSS), December 2-4.  With nearly 5,000 educators in attendance at the conference, […]

Honoring Military Veterans

Howard Zinn Americans Who Tell The Truth [converted]

For Veterans Day, AWTT highlights those in the portrait gallery who served in the U. S. armed forces. We honor them for their military service to the country, as well as for their perspectives on warfare and institutional corruption. As veterans, they bring valuable insights to the realities of war. And they have all been […]