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Reply Writing history is an act of interpretation based on the past. Creating art about history further separates past events from the final work.
What happens when an artwork tells a story that distorts an actual event? Below is a famous image from a civil rights protest in Birmingham.
The image tells a powerful story. It turns out that the actual events leading up to the image and the people involved tell a much different story than one we would infer simply by looking at the image.
There is a sculpture, based on the above image, that tells an even more dramatic story pictured below. What does it mean if the artwork, though powerful, does not accurately tell the actual story of the events it is depicting? What if it tells the truth of the brutality of the crackdown on the civil rights movement through inaccurately depicting an event?
What does all this say about the power of artwork? The connection between history and art?
Really interesting discussion as well in the comments section. We like our stories cleaned up and sanitized and well tailored for public consumption.
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They could drink to their hearts content, as long as they didn’t show up to work drunk, but that was it. Because of Baldwin’s sudden notoriety, Attorney General Robert Kennedy met with him and other black leaders to address the rising racial tension in the South—in the wake of James Meredith’s enrollment at the University of Mississippi, the ﬁrebombing of a church in Birmingham, Alabama, that killed four black girls, and the March on.
May 03, · From May 2 to May 10, , the nation bore witness as police in Birmingham, Ala., aimed high-powered hoses and sicced snarling dogs on black men, women and even children who wanted just one thing.
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