We Hold from Vincent Precht on Vimeo.

To  make this video I downloaded photos from the Library of Congress. I was amazed how diverse public schools have always been.  Native Americans, African Americans, Anglo Americans–first in separate schools, then in the same ones. Typical and not so typical–fed, taught, given a place to play. Cherished. Though guaranteed neither in the Declaration of Independence nor the Constitution, the idea of public education has always occupied a steady place in my heart. It is something that, as Americans, we just do. A given. What we hold. Who we are.

Music: The United States Army Band

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