E PLURIBUS UNUM: GRAICE UNDER PRESSURE

About the Project:

Read an article about the project and take the survey through May 31, 2021.

A. The Book:

Coming Winter 2021

E PLURIBUS UNUM: GRAICE Under Pressure is a compilation of personal narratives by veterans and military family members that documents and archives their personal stories while in the US military community (1940s-present) and during moments of transition and struggle in the United States.

How do MANY become ONE without losing ONESELF? How does one unite in service and still keep one’s personhood? This question was asked by the Museum of the American Military Family and its Veteran•Family•Community Collaborative. The museum’s two Writers-in-Residences, Valarie Bonham Moon and Connie Kinsey wrote a series of essays using single word prompts exploring topics like gender, community, diversity, faith, conflict and bias. Half a dozen young authors wrote their own essays on the same topics. Bookends—from different generations and perspectives. 

Here is Valarie Bonham Moon’s examination of Identity in the military/family.

Want to read the book?

The book will published in late 2021 by the Museum of the American Military Family Press.

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B. The Podcast

GRAICE Under Pressure-the Podcast is an ongoing discussion about gender, religion, race, identity, culture and ethnicity hosted by the museum. People from all perspectives will be guests.

Want to hear the podcasts?

Visit the MAMF Media Podcast to hear episodes. Watch MAMF Writer-in-Residence Connie Kinsey’s thoughts on Identity on YouTube

C. The Educational Package-Coming in Spring 2022

The curriculum guide will be designed as a supplement to the book:

E PLURIBUS UNUM: GRAICE Under Pressure

Gender, Religion, rAce, Identity, Culture, Ethnicity in the Military/Family

The information and resources compiled in this packet are not comprehensive; they are a place to start for those wanting to learn more about the individuals and their families living and serving in military communities. It was developed with input and content from many organizations. The photo above is from the museum’s SHOUT! curriculum guide. 

The development of the book and curriculum package was supported by generous grant from the McCune Foundation.

“In order to better understand history, it’s important to see it from all sides.”