Magical History Tour

7 Likes
6 Likes

https://archive.ph/rTEFK

5 Likes
9 Likes
7 Likes

6 Likes
7 Likes

https://archive.ph/Nh2zC

For Olivier, the absence of records about Dinah helped to shape her design.

Since there are no photographs or portraits of Dinah, Olivier’s monument includes a sculpted silhouette of a woman’s face engraved on limestone. It is set among curved benches surrounded by gardens and a small bird bath.

ADVERTISEMENT

There are two tablets. One asks questions of Dinah: “What was your full name? When were you born and when did you die? How did freedom feel?”

The second tablet asks questions for visitors, such as: “Do you feel free?” “What are your wildest dreams?” “Would you have saved Stenton?

Olivier said the monument allows people to have a conversation with Dinah that helps them reflect internally on what liberty means to them.

“I’m hoping we can speak about the link between the past to the present,” she said.

Just as Dinah had been enslaved, set free, but still remained a servant, Olivier noted that the mansion, which represents wealth, is located in a neighborhood with high degrees of poverty.

“It’s an invitation into the space where we can be intimate and vulnerable to allow for meditation in a beautiful setting surrounded by gardens.”

5 Likes
6 Likes
7 Likes
4 Likes

Hard disagree. Hard.

5 Likes
7 Likes

Adding a link to Michael Harriot’s latest history lesson:

7 Likes

With regards to Brown V. Board, the local NPR station had special programming discussing the ruling and its impact, including an educator who was chairman of the Atlanta Student Movement

7 Likes
5 Likes

Sounds fab! Set your calendars to 4th of August when the new edition will be available here:

Free, as in you don’t have to pay for it.

And the launch event, if you are in York on the 4th of August is just five English pounds (and no shillings or sixpences or that mind warping Guinea half a guinea thing.
https://mansionhouse.tygit.com/shop/group-tickets/pk/6a6e45ea51d6884709ce93cc7429e08e
If I were likely to be in York…

5 Likes
7 Likes
8 Likes
5 Likes