Hartman went on this journey in order to find her own connection to her African heritage. As a graduate student doing research on slavery, she stumbled upon a reference to her great-great grandmother. Hartman was only served disappointment as she read further. When her kin was asked what she remembered about being a slave, her answer was simple: “Not a thing.” As she reaches out to family to learn more about their history with slavery, she is thwarted and discouraged at every attempt. This is what leads Hartman to “fill in the blank spaces of the historical record and to represent the lives of those deemed unworthy of remembering” (16).
The exhibition curators attempted to create an exhibition that went further than display of historical artifacts to tell a story of the past to make it relatable to visitors today as “considering objects, images, and first-person accounts of a variety of people across time can cultivate our narrative imaginations and help us better understand our diverse nation” (Salazar-Porzio and Troyano 20). The exhibition highlights topics such as ethnic diversity, equality, and freedom, “so that as a nation we might go beyond simple acknowledgement of our past, present, and future diversity to focus on building an equitable and inclusive society” (Salazar-Porzio and Troyano 16).
The Untold Story of Plymouth Plantation The Puritan’s voyage to the New World in 1620 is one of the most well known pilgrimages throughout history. However, there are two different accounts of the events to be discussed: one by William Bradford himself and another in the form of a documentary. Bradford was one of the 102 people to voyage across the Atlantic in order to start the Plymouth colony in Cape Cod. He would later become a very influential leader. His version of the events, entitled Of Plymouth Plantation, is his first-hand account of his voyage and the settlement of Plymouth. Bradford wrote his chronicle in plain style, a type of writing that is simplistic and very straightforward. History Channel’s A Desperate Crossing: The Untold Story of the Mayflower, shows the events from an outside point of view. Bradford’s use of plain style in Of Plymouth Plantation, while historically
Although both A Description of New England and Of Plymouth Plantation are both significant accounts of New England’s history, John Smith’s and William Bradford’s backgrounds and views of religion differ drastically from each other, and these differences are seen through the entirety of both histories. While John Smith makes reference to God only once in A Description of New England in order to motivate the religious supporters of the time to travel to the New World, Smith’s motivation for writing A Description of New England was not to promote God’s providence in this New World; however, William Bradford’s Of Plymouth Plantation is filled with allusions to the Bible and is told from a perspective that points to his faith in God and his Pilgrim beliefs.
Kendall Worrell Beloved Essay 3/14/16 Our nation contains a vast collection of memories. We remember soldiers who have died in combat; we remember 9/11; and we remember the deaths of celebrities. While there are so many more things that could be listed, these events have become a conversation in the U.S. When it comes to slavery, however, many choose to turn away. When it comes to the disenfranchisement of Blacks, many dismiss that companies were built by slaves. Any attempt to introduce disturbing revelations is disparaged...thus, the truth of our country is censured. If the past we study is insufficient, what does it say about what we perceive to be our present? Through Morrison’s Beloved, Melville’s “Benito Cereno”, Conrad’s Heart of Darkness, Achebe’s essay, and Miller’s response, we are finally able to discuss the truth about slavery.
Another Friday afternoon, and my sister and I are traveling on Highway 70. We are heading to my Grandfather’s house for the weekend, and my mind is sifting through memories of him telling me about his childhood. “Back when I was a boy...”, he would start, and I, or my cousins, would playfully respond with, ”Back when dinosaurs roamed the earth, Pa?”. That is how our time machine starts to the past, and by the end of our conversation we are left with a fascinating story of how some mundane building we have driven past a million times was once a place that fueled my Grandfather’s hometown in Mcminnville, Tennessee. My Grandfather’s stories are more than stories though, they are history. His memories are mental books from the past that only make my own life seem mundane. My grandfather drawing water from a well as I turn on the sink, or him walking next door just to use a phone while I send text messages by the minute. My Pa comes from a long line of farmers and handymen, and although he scoffs at some technology, it has been a major part of his life, and has grown up with him almost like a sibling.
Cross Cultural Psychology – A Case Study on Marcus Garvey Introduction to African History Black people in the Western Hemisphere have in the past lacked the ability to represent their tales to their own selves, from their point of view in museums. The fact that African Universities, such as 14th century Djenne University of Timbuktu, had numerous volumes of manuscripts and books, the black kids in the Western Hemisphere were under the impression that Africans written history didn’t exist therefore Europeans’ wrote the history of Africa. From the standpoint of informed Black scholarship, African history books have been written for several centuries but are not commonly known in the Black communities and they are not normally a part of the curricula in the western educational systems. The outcome is extensive historical amnesia amidst Black people regarding their past histories (McFarlane, 2012). The character of this essay is Julien Walters. He founded one of the largest mass movements in the history of the black people. His remarkable accomplishment came at a time that African-Americans were suffering from broken confidence and were jobless. Julien utilized these particular conditions to build impetus for his cause (The Economics of Marcus Garvey, 2016).
Carter Woodson once said, "We should emphasize not Negro history, but the Negro in history. What we need is not a history of selected races or nations, but the history of the world void of national bias, race hate, and religious prejudice." The speech delivered by our former President, Barack Obama, at the opening ceremony of the African American Museum clarifies why African American history is incorporated into the American story. It emphasizes that there really is not an American story without mentioning all the challenges and experiences African Americans have faced. The focal point of this speech is that African American history is an essential part of our country’s story and it is time that we acknowledge it. By using allusion, polysyndeton, and epistrophe, Barack Obama connects the past with the present to provide a glimpse of the American Story that inspires and encourage Americans to look deep into the history of our country without neglecting African Americans.
My Grandparent’s House & The Bloodstains That Won’t Come Out We fought like siblings, my mother said. We fought like sissies, my uncle said. We fought like the goddamn Irish, my papa yelled. And we did, my cousins and I fought enough to have scrambled eggs for brains. But we always stopped when the loser started to bleed.
I stood for a second and took a deep breath of fresh air. The crisp, untouched air flowed as I inhaled the new environment. Too much air began to drift towards me because I was the only one there. It seemed as if everything around me was empty yet, I knew there were others around. It was a surreal moment, nothing but my thoughts and my family populated the airport. As we slowly wandered to the car, the quiet and serene area engulfed us. We remained silent the entire journey to the car; we were too shocked about moving to Michigan to talk. Clear droplets slowly began to fall on the window pane. Each one becoming more and more aggressive and mesmerizing. The loop of the pitter-patter was all I could hear even though my parents were making small talk. In Mexico, I would watch all the people on the street, all the stores and billboard signs and tall buildings. My favorite thing to watch were the lights on a car when it was raining, but now no one would stay close enough to see their lights though the backseat window. My dad was excited that we had come “home”, but it wasn’t home anymore. It’s just where we had once lived and where my family was. People always say that your home is your family, but that’s just a cutesy fib they put on cooking shows to make you love your family. The smooth roads and empty streets, are not my home. They are this weird place that feels like a pile of dirt. It’s not very exciting or rare. You can look through it and find a few special gems, but
In the year of 2017, there has been a rising social issue. Groups of citizens are making their frustration vocal to the public; Confederate monuments in their home towns are coming down. People in our modern times believe these monuments should remain because it symbolizes the courageous effort that their states and cities fought for. They laid down their lives back then for each and every fellow southerner. For people in the south, taking down monuments and changing the name of building’s is offensive to their cultural heritage, as if we were trying to rewrite or erase history. I’ve come to understand this point of view, although, it is not the case. America’s history has made America what it is today. As with every other country, there is history that we’re not proud of. Slavery was
A prevalent issue surrounding historic house museum interpretation today includes, “an acknowledgment of enslaved labor, but not the kind of engaged discussion that would help tourists identify with that labor in affective ways” (Modlin, Jr., Alderman, and Gentry 13). Some historic house museums interpret slavery well, others do not, and some choose not to interpret slavery at all. Sites like President Lincoln’s Cottage and the Octagon House Museum in Washington D.C. vary in methods of interpretation, but make the effort to establish slavery as a difficult historical truth in the United States. Examining historic house sites reveal how the absence of comprehensive slavery interpretation furthers structural racism in our society. Reinterpretation of past injustices entails a time consuming and lengthy process for many historic sites due to factors such as staff shortages and financial constraints, but the end result presents an opportunity for museums to reconnect with their community and attempt to stem the tide of racial division in the United States.
A prevalent issue surrounding southern historic house museum interpretation today includes, “an acknowledgment of enslaved labor, but not the kind of engaged discussion that would help tourists identify with that labor in affective ways” (Modlin, Jr., Alderman, and Gentry 13). Some sites are interpreting slavery well, other are not, and some choose not to interpret slavery at all. Sites like President Lincoln’s Cottage and the Octagon House in Washington D.C. vary in methods of interpretation, but make the effort to establish slavery as a difficult historical truth in the United States. Examining historic house sites reveal how the absence of comprehensive slavery interpretation furthers structural racism in our society.
During the formulation period of starting my Adult family home I have come up with a name for the company which is called “It’s About You.” Some of my short term goals is to have it open and operating in 2018. My long term goals are to have several
Executive Summary of Research and Results: This research set out to explore whether the high costs of accommodations in Kingston could be a contributing factor as to why students choose to return to their family homes, or cities after their studies have concluded. After completing this research, it is safe to say that although this is definitely not the only contributing factor as to why students leave, it is likely a small part. This research consisted of two primary research methods: firstly, an online survey which aimed to gauge the responses of at least fifteen panellists (which was exceeded with twenty responses) as well as a series of three in-person interviews. The results of these primary research methods differed slightly from