Graham Street Productions and Momentum Alliance invite you to the
14: Dred Scott, Wong Kim Ark & Vanessa Lopez
the recurring question about who has the right to be an American.
the citizenship clause of the 14
Amendment through compelling
personal stories and expertly-told history.
The story is told through the lives of three ordinary and
extraordinary American families who changed history by their courageous
challenges to the powerful status quo - Dred and Harriet Scott, Wong Kim Ark,
and Rosario and Vanessa Lopez. Descendants of Dred and Harriet Scott and those
of Wong Kim Ark tell the stories of how their ancestors fought all the way to
the Supreme Court and changed American history.
Rosario Lopez and her daughter Vanessa are both activists in the
immigrant rights youth movement. Born in the United States and a citizen under
Amendment, Vanessa wants to be “either an artist, a
photographer, a lawyer, or a marine biologist” and President of the United
States. It is the citizenship of millions of children like Vanessa Lopez, born
in the United States to undocumented parents, that is at stake now.