PBS American Portrait

A national storytelling project on what it really means to be an American today.

PBS American Portrait invites America to participate in a national conversation about what it really means to be an American today. To answer this question, PBS and its partners collected thousands of photos, videos and text submissions from across America to capture the state and spirit of our nation.

Funding for PBS American Portrait provided by Anne Ray Foundation, Target, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

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Explore stories submitted to PBS American Portrait for a glimpse into the lives of people across America.

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