You will design/draw a monument or historical site. Your creation should commemorate some person(s), idea, or concept that relates to MLK’s collaborative efforts, life, or legacy. You will be required to write two short paragraphs connecting your creation to your understandings of the Charlottesville controversy and the issues it raises.
Finishing an edited version of your paragraphs will be your homework for the weekend. Hard Copies of them will be due in class on Monday. (Email me with questions). [Do not work on your Charlottesville papers. Instead, get some sleep :)]
a. Journal for three minutes, reflecting on how you understand NMH’s remembrance of MLK based on our archival practice with Mr. Weis. In your opinion, how well does NMH’s remembrance and celebration of Dr. King’s legacy reflect the important issues that Gwendolyn Zoharah Simmons raises: the erasure of Black women’s work and their experiences with sexism within the movements?
a. Design a monument/visual commemoration that you think is appropriate for MLK week
i. You do not have to create a monument celebrating or remembering Dr. King, as a person. You can also commemorate more than one person or whole groups of people. (Just explain your reasoning)
a. Write a short introductory paragraph (4-6 sentences) that does the following:
Has a topic sentence that explains the the goal of the monument? (Who/what do you aim to commemorate?)
Describes what you created and its context.
- Is it a building/statue/etc?
- How big is it?
- Where will it be located?
- Will it be an interactive exhibit?/ will there be audio? (creativity and imagination is encouraged)
- How is your creation informed by or related to the Charlottesville controversy and the issues related to it?
- How does your monument relate to the concept of alternative narratives?