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We the People

"Theres is a Oneness in the Universe that Sanctifies You and Me"

We believe that all people are created equal and that they remain equal in human dignity and innate worth throughout their lives regardless of their circumstances and regardless of the life and living choices that they make.


We recoginze, though, that we live in imperfect world and socieity and that not all have equal opportunity at birth nor do all have equal resources with which to encounter the challenges of aging.  Nevertheless, regardless of socioeconomic status, we are committed to human dignity for all people.


This equality of dignity, and the mutual respect it fosters, is a foundational principle for an Age Friendly America.


The story of our movement to improve the experience of aging in America has its roots in the bold American experiment of 1776. We were then alone, an island of liberty in a world dominated by monarchical rule and aristocratic privilege. 


Listen below to that American story.  It's the foundation on which Action Aging is built. 


The Story of American Freedom

In this series, Rufus Fears, an outstanding historian and story teller, relates the story of America's journey toward freedom.

The individual lectures can be accessed below.

Introduction: The Guns of Lexington

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The Clouds of Tyranny

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Independence, Freedom, and Honor: The Declaration of Independence

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The Test of Battle: The Surrender at Yorktown

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A Galaxy of Statesmen: Making the Constitution

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The Charter of Freedom: Our Constitution

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Debts, Frontier, Liberties: The First Congress

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The Roots of American Liberty

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Freedom and the Frontier: Lewis and Clark

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Remember the Alamo

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A House Divided: Lee and Lincoln

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To Make Men Free: Lincoln As A Statesman

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Progress and Democracy: Theodore Roosevelt

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A New Freedom: Franklin D. Roosevelt

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New Frontiers of Freedom: John F. Kennedy

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The Gospel of Freedom: Martin Luther King

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From Quagmire to Hope: The 1970s and 80s

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The Clouded Horizon: The Future of Freedom

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