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Ferguson Teachers Use Day Off As Opportunity For A Civics Lesson 

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I’ve been thinking lately about the events in Ferguson and the apparent lack of response from St. Louis museums. (People from the St. Louis suburbs generally think of themselves as being from STL in general, more so than whatever smaller official town they live in (Ferguson, Florissant, etc.) and the problems that Ferguson is facing are problems that plague all of St. Louis.)

Earlier today I reblogged that picture of the signs from the Ferguson library offering itself as a place of respite and consolation. The library is serving and supporting its community.

In grad school, we talked endlessly about how museums need to serve and support their communities. And museums seem to want to be integral members of their communities. But I haven’t really seen anything meaningful from local museums. Where are the community forums? Where is the historical context for the city’s race problems? Is nobody taking oral histories? 

Ferguson teachers are trying to provide support and help their kids make sense of these events. Are their local arts and culture institutions doing anything to help?

If museums want to claim they care so much about their communities, they need to act like it a little more.

Great food for thought on the role of museums in modern society.

I urge any public historians or museum professionals who see this to please, please listen to your communities and reflect what they are saying. Connect the histories of your towns and cities to events like this, as we all that history doesn’t happen in a vacuum. Challenge local leadership and present these difficult stories. Get the oral histories before they are forgotten. Hold programs for children to learn about the history of civil rights in their communities. Support them by allowing them spaces to express their feelings about what they are seeing around them. Collaborate with teachers and other institutions. Please help give victims of oppression a voice.

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RealisticTiny Embroidered Animals by Chloe Giordano

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Chloe Giordano is a self-described “illustrator, avid reader, history lover and dreadful knitter” from Buckinghamshire, England. She may not be a great knitter, but her embroidery is more than up to par. Shown here are her tiny embroidered animals, done freehand. Giordano’s mixture of multiple colored threads adds detail and dimension

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Gov. Nixon Directs National Guard to Ferguson | CBS St. Louis 
Gov. Jay Nixon has signed an executive order directing additional resources through the Missouri National Guard “to help restore peace and order and to protect the citizens of Ferguson.”
(Photo Credit: Dan Gill/New York Times/Redux)

The last time someone named Nixon called in the National Guard, it didn’t end well. 

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Gov. Nixon Directs National Guard to Ferguson | CBS St. Louis 

Gov. Jay Nixon has signed an executive order directing additional resources through the Missouri National Guard “to help restore peace and order and to protect the citizens of Ferguson.”

(Photo Credit: Dan Gill/New York Times/Redux)

The last time someone named Nixon called in the National Guard, it didn’t end well. 

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A silent protest in Love Park, downtown Philadelphia orchestrated by performance artists protesting the murder of Michael Brown in Ferguson. The onslaught of passerby’s  wanting to take photos with the statue exemplifies the disconnect in American society.  Simply frame out the dead body, and it doesn’t exist.  

Here are some observations by one of the artists involved in the event:

I don’t know who any of these folks are.

They were tourists I presume.

But I heard most of what everything they said. A few lines in particular stood out. There’s one guy not featured in the photos. His friends were trying to get him to join the picture but he couldn’t take his eyes off the body.

"Something about this doesn’t feel right. I’m going to sit this one out, guys." "Com’on man… he’s already dead."

(Laughs.)

There were a billion little quips I heard today. Some broke my heart. Some restored my faith in humanity. There was an older white couple who wanted to take a picture under the statue.

The older gentleman: “Why do they have to always have to shove their politics down our throats.” Older woman: “They’re black kids, honey. They don’t have anything better to do.”

One woman even stepped over the body to get her picture. But as luck would have it the wind blew the caution tape and it got tangle around her foot. She had to stop and take the tape off. She still took her photo.

There was a guy who yelled at us… “We need more dead like them. Yay for the white man!”

"One young guy just cried and then gave me a hug and said ‘thank you. It’s nice to know SOMEBODY sees me.’

I’m just gonna keep reblogging this because this is truly how white America works. Like people have their weddings on plantations, Blackface was and still is a major source of entertainment and the biggest movie of all time was Gone With the Wind. White America will kill Black people and then smile and laugh and enjoy their day it sickens me that we’re treated this way.

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