A Photo for Friday (Well, Sunday): “Somber”
Two days late, but here it is.
Steven L. Taylor
Sunday, May 27, 2018
May 19, 2018
National Monument for Peace and Justice
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About Steven L. Taylor
Steven L. Taylor is a Professor of Political Science and a College of Arts and Sciences Dean. His main areas of expertise include parties, elections, and the institutional design of democracies. His most recent book is the co-authored A Different Democracy: American Government in a 31-Country Perspective.
He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Texas and his BA from the University of California, Irvine. He has been blogging since 2003 (originally at the now defunct Poliblog).
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Love the geometry.
I must say, this strikes me in the same way as when I first saw the Vietnam War Memorial.
It’s a place of somber reflection. In both cases I like the abstraction very much, it is very powerful, and in a way that no statue or ‘realist’ art could be.
I hope to see the NMP&J someday
Thank you very much Steven.
Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. As a native Alabaman the history of lynching and related terrorism has always found a way to chill my heart when I read and discover the endless horrors that ‘my people’ were silent about.
@al Ameda: I had a similar thought when I visited. I was impressed both by the artistry but by the history represented.
@JohnMcC: I am struck by the degree to which the history really isn’t taught or discussed.