Project Democracy 20/20

This grant supports a yearlong initiative that will explore American democracy through exhibitions, public programs and innovative community connections. The centerpiece of this project is the Smithsonian’s traveling exhibition, American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith. This project will spark discussions relevant to the presidential election year, a census year, the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment and the 60th anniversary of the Woolworth Sit-Ins. Using local, state and national histories we will explore questions like: What is democracy? Who votes and how? How have we used our right to protest? What are the rights and responsibilities of citizens?