ABOUT THE GOOD FIGHT
The Good Fight captures the sporadically violent, often triumphant, always risky struggles of Americans who have experienced hatred, oppression or bigotry because of their gender, skin color, country of origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability or beliefs over the past 100 years. Fought in the streets, the courthouse, and the corridors of Congress, it is a story that has unfolded across America, illustrated here through more than 180 memorable photographs, nearly 60 embedded videos, over a dozen compelling essays plus examples of music and lyrics that rallied America's resistance to injustice. The Good Fight shows us how much we as a nation have accomplished; it also reminds us of the fragility of our success and how quickly this hard-fought progress can slip away if we do not remain vigilant.
The Good Fight communicates its messages in multiple ways - through 180 provocative photographs, over a dozen insightful essays, bold infographics plus a smartphone app.
Featured contributors and essayists include:
George Takei, Star Trek television and film star
Bret Stephens, Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for The New York Times
Todd Brewster, award-winning journalist, best-selling author and historian
Bryan Stevenson, best-selling author and founder of the Equal Justice Initiative
Cleve Jones, best-selling author and creator of the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt
Jonathan Broder, award-winning journalist, formerly of the Chicago Tribune, NPR and Newsweek
Ray Suarez, best-selling author and former correspondent for PBS News Hour and NPR’s Talk of the Nation
Charles Ramsey, former DC Police Chief and President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing
Aimee Mullins, actress and Paralympics World-record holder
Zak Ebrahim, best-selling author and speaker on nonviolence
Wajahat Ali, New York Times Columnist and creative director of Affinis Labs
Tiffany Shlain, Emmy-nominated filmmaker and founder of The Webby Awards
Mat Johnson, best-selling author and recipient of the U.S. Artist James Baldwin Fellowship
Richard Bernstein, best-selling author, former Time Bureau Chief and New York Times correspondent
THE GOOD FIGHT COLLABORATORS
Rick Smolan is the CEO of Against All Odds Productions and a New York Times best selling author with more than five million copies of his books in print. A former Time, Life, and National Geographic photographer Smolan is best known as the co-creator of the Day in the Life book series. His global photography projects utilizing hundreds of the worlds leading journalists combine creative storytelling with state-of-the-art technology and are have been featured on the covers of Fortune, Time, GEO, and similar publications around the globe.
In June 2014 the Oscar Winning Producers of The King's Speech released TRACKS, a feature film based on Smolan's National Geographic story about Robyn Davidson’s 2,000 mile camel trek across the Australian outback. In the movie Robyn is portrayed by Mia Wasikowska and Smolan is portrayed by Adam Driver.
Jennifer Erwitt, Principal of Against All Odds Productions was Co-Director of critically acclaimed projects including The Human Face of Big Data, Blue Planet Run, America at Home, UK at Home, Passage to Vietnam, 24 Hours in Cyberspace, and One Digital Day. Over the past two decades she has worked closely with the editors of Time Magazine, Fortune, Newsweek, National Geographic, The New York Times and numerous other publications during the production of Against All Odds' projects. Previous to founding Against All Odds productions, Erwitt played a wide variety of roles in the creation of the award-winning Day in the Life book series including project director, production director and general manager. She contributed to ten titles in that series and also oversaw the production of numerous other photographic projects, including The Power to Heal, Baseball in America, Christmas in America, The Jews in America and One Earth.
By 1913, it was evident to Jewish Americans that the promise of democracy remained unfulfilled. That year, the founders of the Anti-Defamation League set out with a mission that continues a century later – to stop the defamation of the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment to all. In each generation since, ADL has remained true to its mission, and its goals remain as relevant today as they were then. ADL is dedicated to making our country a more inclusive home for all; where being different is not a liability, and diversity is a cherished strength.
For one hundred years, ADL has been a force for change, a champion of our nation’s values, and a shield against hate and extremism. ADL has come a long way since 1913 and is now an internationally recognized leader in the fight against prejudice, bigotry and hate.
The Good Fight was made possible by a generous grant from Eric and Linda Horodas.