Fighting for Democracy is an experiential exhibition based on the lives, actions, and decisions of a diverse group of individuals who sought equal rights for their families and communities during World War II.
The exhibition uses World War II as a case study to begin discussion about how women and minorities have expanded the meaning of “we” in “we, the people.” It looks at the experiences of seven real people and traces their stories throughout the pre-war, war, and post-war periods as examples of the millions of Americans whose lives were affected by the war. They provide ways of helping students to understand the conditions facing Americans before and during World War II.
Experience the Exhibition
We invite you to explore this unique exhibition. Visitors can see the Fighting for Democracy exhibition currently on display in the Hirasaki Democracy Hall at the National Center in Los Angeles, as it travels across the United States, or access the stories through our interactive online presentation of the exhibition.
Through the seven first-person stories from Fighting for Democracy, the online presentation uses interactive elements to convey the essential points from the exhibition, and offers reflection questions to help you engage with the material.