Memory – Landscapes of Resistance

November 15th, 2015 by admin Categories: Atlanta Destinations Field Study Research Mobile No Responses

Mother to Daughter to Sister

Kneeling at the Altar of Education – Which ever way that you can get it!

Surrender.

The Measure: November 15, 2015 Six years ago this Lady taught me ALL that I needed to Know about Alabama and the Civil Rights Movement #Salute!

The Measure: November 15, 2015
Mother – Daughter – Sister.
We, I, three.
Mother, daughter and I were the only African’s in the sanctuary that day six years ago.
Emotionally cathartic.
Our history HEALS.
Alabama.Made.It.Happen.
#Salute! #ElderTeacher

This is image is one in a photography series that chronicles my participation in SAH Field Study Fellowship.

Six years ago this Lady taught me ALL that I needed to Know about Alabama and the Civil Rights Movement. This Elder Teacher told the story of when the white mob circled the church one evening, resulting in the parishioners spending the night barricaded in the sanctuary, while Dr. King had to call Washington to the then U.S. Secretary of the State, Robt. Kennedy to request an immediate intervention. Finally early the next morning the National Guard dispersed the white mob.

Below is the link for sketchbook essay that documents one day of the 2009 Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) Field Study Tour – Civil Rights Monuments, lead by Dell Upton.

Official Blog of the Society of Architectural Historians’ Study Tour Program

Yes Civil Rights – We are still working on it.

#BlackLiveMatter