A crowdsourced poem inspired by Margaret Walker Alexander’s classic “For My People,” curated by 19th U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey and read alongside fellow members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Everyday people share self-shot stories about their jobs and careers as they navigate the changes they're experiencing and the goals they're working toward. From teachers to truck drivers, they explore what it really means to work in America today.
Self-shot stories explore the meaning and state of the American dream. From the desire for homeownership to ambitions for higher ed or career success, they show the hard work, opportunities and barriers that come with pursuing this ideal today.