Attend a showing of American Creed, a PBS documentary that invites audiences to consider what America’s ideals and identity ought to be. The film showing will be followed by an discussion led by Timothy Dixon, J.D., Associate Professor, NSU College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Department of History and Political Science.
Co-produced by Citizen Film & WTTW-Chicago Public Media, the film American Creed is constructed around a seminar-style conversation co-led by the renowned historian David M. Kennedy, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author of best-selling books about American history; and his Stanford University colleague, the political scientist and former US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.
Fully acknowledging their differences in political outlook, Kennedy and Rice recognize that “a unifying sense of American democratic ideals and identity is fragile.” Their dialogue throughout the film interprets different kinds of American civic activism and models the exemplary, respectful dialogue that American Creed: Community Conversations seeks to support in public libraries around the country.
This program is made possible through a grant from the The American Library Association (ALA), in partnership with Citizen Film and the National Writing Project with funding from the National Endowment of the Humanities.
American Creed Community Conversations
are film screenings and scholar-facilitated discussions designed to engage Americans in reflection and dialogue about their own
part in the American story, and in acting to shape that story for the better.
This program is free and open to the public
Light refreshments will be served